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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.

Medicare and Big Business

Medicare Shift May Lead Way to Budget Pact” (front page, March 29) held out hope for a bipartisan deal to fix Medicare. America’s business leaders believe that would be a good thing.

Bausch + Lomb CEO Brent Saunders on Sustainability

Bausch + Lomb's commitment to sustainability is deeply rooted in its Mission Statement: Help people see better to live better and live better through business practices that strengthen communities and improve lives.

BRT Letter Supporting Jobs & Premium Protection Act

Business Roundtable strongly supports “The Jobs and Premium Protection Act,” which would repeal the health insurance tax and prevent individuals and families from facing even higher health care costs.

Giving employees a stake in health care decisions

BRT companies are taking the lead in giving their employees control of health care decisions.

BRT Letter to HHS Regarding 45-Day Notice

BRT strongly supports having personal options available for Medicare beneficiaries – including Medicare Advantage and traditional Medicare. For these reasons, we are writing you to express our concern with the proposed reductions in the 45-Day Notice released on February 15, 2013.

BRT Letter Supporting the Jobs and Premium Protection Act

Business Roundtable (BRT) strongly supports “The Jobs and Premium Protection Act,” which would repeal the health insurance tax and prevent individuals and families from facing even higher health care costs.

BRT Letter to House Members on H.R. 523 ‘Protect Medical Innovation Act'

Business Roundtable (BRT) strongly supports H.R. 523, the Protect Medical Innovation Act, which would repeal the medical device tax.

BRT Letter to Senators on ‘Protect Medical Innovation Act’

Business Roundtable (BRT) strongly supports legislation introduced on February 7, 2013, the “Protect Medical Innovation Act,” which would repeal the medical device tax.

It’s Time to Act for America’s Future: 2013 CEO Growth Agenda

BRT's 2013 CEO Growth Agenda outlines a two-pronged approach for rebuilding confidence, reducing uncertainty, and unlocking business investment and job creation through the adoption of sound public policies.

BRT Comments on Proposed Rule: HIPAA Wellness Programs

BRT is invested in addressing health care costs that hamper essential economic growth. For that reason, 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.

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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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