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Some things that are good and much more that is bad could emerge from the great health care debate currently underway in the U.S. Senate. Lawmakers are struggling with how to reshape one-sixth of the U.S. economy in a single (bill) bound. Part of the problem is that they can’t agree on health reform’s goal. […]

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I’ve heard some criticism recently on our supposed “opposition to reform.”  Don’t you support health coverage for everyone?  Don’t you believe the Obama Administration’s claims that health reform will lower health insurance coverage costs while preserving everything you like today in health care? We support universal health coverage for all (in fact we proposed our […]

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Health care reform will reemerge from the shadows of the House Majority leadership’s office today; Senate Majority Leader Reid is having a little more trouble getting the Senate version out to the launch pad.  Both proposals are a bust … doomed to failure before they start. Why did they go so wrong?  In a word, […]

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NRF’s SVP of Government Relations, Steve Pfister talks to CNBC’s David Faber about the latest on health care reform legislation.

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President Obama delivered a powerful speech on health care reform to a joint session of Congress last night.  NRF welcomes his leadership – particularly his call for common sense, bipartisan reform.  We also hope that the President will succeed where so many other Presidents have not in enacting good and comprehensive health care reform that […]

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Congress began committee deliberations on health care reform legislation this week, but NRF told lawmakers retailers would rather see no reform than be saddled with an employer mandate, and also warned that a proposal to use a nationwide Value Added Tax to help pay the $1 trillion-plus price tag would be “absolute Armageddon” for merchants. […]

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