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What is Business Roundtable

Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote sound public policy and a thriving U.S. economy.

More Than Leaders. Leadership.

Business Roundtable is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote a thriving economy and expanded opportunity for all Americans through sound public policy.

About BRT

As business leaders representing every sector of the economy and providing health care and retirement benefits to tens of millions of Americans and their families, Business Roundtable members are committed to improving the affordability and quality of the nation’s health and retirement security systems.

Innovation in the Health Care Marketplace

U.S. health care spending is the highest in the world, but we do not always receive the best quality in return. In “Driving Innovation in the Health Care Marketplace,” innovations made by BRT companies are highlighted along with the public policy changes that could help close the gap between what we pay for health care and the value we receive.

CEOs Outline Reforms to Improve U.S. Health Care System

Business Roundtable CEOs today released a vision for transforming U.S. health care and a framework for how to do it in a new report, Driving Innovation in the Health Care Marketplace. Their recommendations for improving the quality, delivery and cost of health care in America are informed by innovations already being implemented in their companies.

Business Roundtable Statement on the ‘2014 Medicare and Social Security Report’

The Trustees for Medicare and Social Security Report is a call to action, not an excuse for complacency. Despite slightly improving near-term trends, the long-term outlook remains a concern.

Getting Serious About Entitlement Reform

The latest long-term budget outlook from the Congressional Budget Office deserves more than just the spate of (well-done, mostly) one-day news stories it received this week. Its report on the coming crisis caused by entitlement spending should be setting the public policy agenda, and on a journalistic front, should be fodder for more serious in-depth reporting.

Business Roundtable Letter on Expatriate Health Coverage

The Business Roundtable encourages you to support legislation that does not apply Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements upon employer-sponsored health care coverage for those employees and their families who work outside of the United States.

Business Roundtable on Release of Medicare Physician Payment Data

Business Roundtable (BRT) today issued a statement from Gary Loveman, Chairman, President and CEO of Caesars Entertainment and Chair of BRT’s Health and Retirement Committee, in response to the release of Medicare Physician Payment Data by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS):

BRT Letter Responding to the Administration's Proposed Rules for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D

The Business Roundtable is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies. Together, our member companies employ more than 16 million individuals and provide health care coverage to over 40 million American workers, retirees, and their families

Dropping 'Chained CPI' from President's Budget a Mistake

From an Office of Management and Budget Fact Sheet, 2013, "Chained CPI Protections":

The Budget contains the President’s compromise offer to Speaker Boehner from December. As part of that offer, the President was willing to accept Republican proposals to switch to the chained CPI. 

BRT Letter Objects to Reinsurance Provisions

BRT has been critically engaged on the issue of health care reform and has an interest in seeing an implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that provides employers with the flexibility they need to continue providing critical benefits to employees and their families. This letter provides comments in response to the proposed rule entitled HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2015.


Committee Priorities

Business Roundtable members want to ensure that future generations of American retirees can enjoy peace of mind in retirement. They support proposals to strengthen Social Security and Medicare, improve their finances and preserve their benefits for current and future retirees.

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Changes are needed to the Affordable Care Act to reduce the complexity of compliance and the costs. These changes should start with eliminating unnecessary and duplicative requirements, fees and taxes on medical devices, insurance plans and pharmaceuticals.

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Business Roundtable members are committed to offering benefits that help empower employees, giving them tools and resources to lead healthier lives.

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The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), which Business Roundtable strongly supports, provides the legal authority that permits employers to manage health care and retirement plans for employees in locations across the country without 50 states imposing separate requirements.

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Business Roundtable supports policies that will create value for all consumers of health care services, including expanding the use of health information technology; dissemination of consumer information on cost and quality of health care; and promotion of changing payments by public and private payers, including Medicare, to reward value of services provided, not volume.

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Business Roundtable supports enacting medical liability reform to ensure that patients do not lose access to physicians and a full range of health care services. These reforms include revising tort laws, developing alternative mechanisms to resolve claims and continuing support for the use of appropriate medical practice guidelines.

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Business Roundtable supports tax policy with stable incentives to contribute to defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans.

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