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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.

AARP, BRT and SEIU Partner to Spur Action on Health Care and Long-Term Financial Security

Today, three of the nation's leading consumer, business and labor organizations announced that they will work together to urge action from political leaders in a partnership called Divided We Fail. AARP, Business Roundtable and SEIU will use the influence of their over 50 million combined memberships to amplify the message that attaining health and long-term financial security is vital for all Americans and these issues must be included in the national political debate.

AARP, Business Roundtable and SEIU to Launch Partnership

Three of the nation's leading consumer, business and labor organizations will be announcing that they will work together to urge action from political leaders in a partnership called Divided We Fail. AARP, Business Roundtable and SEIU will use the influence of their over 50 million combined memberships to amplify the message that attaining health and long-term financial security is vital for all Americans and these issues must be included in the national political debate.

Business Roundtable Calls For Congressional Action on Health Care

Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers whose companies represent more than 10 million employees and provide health care for more than 34 million Americans, testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee today about the need for comprehensive health care reform.

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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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