The Roundtable has responded to a request from Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN),Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Committee, seeking specific recommendations to address rising health care costs in the United States.
Our response argues the rising cost of health care — especially the rising cost of prescription drugs — severely threatens the ability of public sector purchasers of all stripes to provide high-quality health benefits at a cost that is affordable to public sector employees, retirees, and their dependents.
We urge the Senate to take a number of specific steps to curb the rising cost of health care in the U.S. in order to ensure that public sector workers, retirees, and their families have access to high-quality, affordable health benefits.
Click here to see the Roundtable letter. The Roundtable will continue to work with Chairman Alexander and the Senate HELP Committee to advance these recommendations.