Rising Health Care Costs Continue to Challenge Manufacturers

Manufacturers Welcome House Leadership on Key Health Care Issues

Washington, D.C., June 22, 2016 – National Association of Manufacturers Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse issued the following statement after the House Republican Task Force on Health Care Reform released a white paper to improve and update our health care system:

“Our members consistently tell us their health care costs are continuing to rise. The changes that have been implemented have not done enough to address that problem. Manufacturers see great progress through the substantial and thoughtful work of the Task Force on Health Care Reform to address the escalating costs associated with the Affordable Care Act.

Manufacturers are proud of the benefits they provide to their employees and their families and believe it is important to continue to offer these benefits. Manufacturers welcome a meaningful debate on ideas to address the rising costs and burdens threatening those benefits and the underlying cost pressures that are putting these benefits at risk.”

To learn more about manufacturers’ need for health care reform and how rising costs impact our nation’s job creators, visit our website.


The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.

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