Who We Are
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The Coalition to Advance Healthcare Reform (CAHR) is an active working coalition of business leaders
and employers. We are dedicated to engaging in one
of the most crucial domestic policy debates of our
time - the health of every American. From Capitol Hill, to
state legislatures, to inside our boardrooms we are
committed to solving this crisis, because it threatens
the health of our people and the economy.
At the current growth rate, healthcare costs will be
22 percent of the United State's gross domestic product by 2015, which will negatively impact the competitiveness
of U.S. businesses in the global marketplace and be
detrimental to American workers. By next year, the
average Fortune 500 firm will have a healthcare bill that exceeds its
net income. And today, 47 million Americans are living and raising their families
without health insurance.
Action must be taken to stop these alarming trends
and we believe healthcare reform must happen before
2009. Waiting longer - until 2012 or beyond - is simply not good enough for the millions of uninsured
Americans, businesses struggling to provide affordable
benefits or the insured who fight to keep up with rising
costs for coverage and care.
Through this newly formed organization, the business
community can join together with other likeminded leaders,
to advance meaningful, market-based solutions to this crisis. By advancing a set
of core principles to guide and shape state and federal
policies embraced by the coalition, the business community
can, and should be, in a leadership position to advance
solutions that reverse rising healthcare costs, solve
the problem of the uninsured, and dramatically improve
the quality of care for every American.
Join CAHR – make sure you have a seat at the table!