Health Care Reform
The rising cost of health care is our members’ most significant cost of doing business concern. When it comes to the challenges of heath care and how to pay for it, New York is ahead of the curve, well past much of the nation in health care infrastructure, medical education and research, insurance mandates, health care and insurance taxes, an expansive Medicaid program, and taxpayer-supported plans for the uninsured. Far from perfect, our system is extremely expensive compared to most other states.
If national health care reform leads to increased taxes for New York’s employers, those new costs must be offset by reforms here at home. We must look for reforms that reduce the high cost of health care in New York, including mandate and tax relief, and more efficient, technologically advanced delivery of health care service. When considering health care reforms proposal in Washington, our representatives need to remember that you can’t make something more affordable buy making it more expensive.
For more information on health care legislation visit: http://www.bcnys.org/inside/healtcom.htm