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Health Care Costs Threaten Nationís Economic Dominance
Gingrich and Merritt warn that the American economy is on the road to disaster without serious health care reform. They believe that companies need to leverage their purchasing power to demand real reforms from health care providers.
America's employers have paid much of the health-care bill for more than half a century, and until the last 20 years or so, this was simply a cost of doing business. Not anymore. According to a recent survey by the Business Roundtable, more than 40 percent of CEOs cite health-care costs as the greatest threat to their businessesmore than energy, litigation and pensions combined.
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