FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10th, 2018
Contact: Dylan Dusseault
Business Initiative for Health Policy: Blaming Trump for Healthcare Costs Isn’t Enough
This week, Senator Schumer announced that blaming the Trump Administration for rising healthcare costs would be a central theme of the 2018 midterm-election message for Democrats.
When ACA repeal legislation failed, the Trump Administration took unilateral action that will significantly raise premiums and force more people to join the ranks of the uninsured. However, simply pointing the blame at the administration is not enough.
“Candidates should run on a proactive healthcare agenda” says Richard Master, the Founder of the Business Initiative for Health Policy. “We’re the only country in the modern industrialized world that relies on for-profit insurers to finance healthcare, and this is what we get: runaway costs. If we want a system that has universal coverage, is fiscally sustainable, and can withstand the political whims of the White House, we need Medicare for All”.
For follow up, or to schedule an interview, please contact Dylan Dusseault at Dylan@businessinitiative.org or by calling 202-559-1992.
About the Business Initiative for Health Policy
Business Initiative for Health Policy (BIHP) is a public education and advocacy campaign led and advised by CEO’s, other business leaders, economists, former health industry insiders, and health policy experts. The goal of the Business Initiative is to advance health policy solutions that 1) ensure the on-going competitiveness of American business, 2) enhance economic growth and 3) provide full coverage for American citizens. Members of the Business Initiative for Health Policy believe that a healthy citizenry is a prerequisite to a stable and prosperous nation, and that the current structure of the health care and health care insurance industries is damaging American businesses and the economy.