ERIC and Over 400 Organizations Express Opposition to House Health Care Reform Bill

November 4, 2009


ERIC and over 400 other companies and organizations on November 4 wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) expressing opposition to H.R. 3962, the healthcare reform bill introduced in the House last week.

The letter emphasizes the lack of cost controls in the measure and also cites significant concerns with the manner in which the new legislation addresses the topics of ERISA, employer mandates, the public plan option, and a minimum benefit package.

The letter concludes by saying that, despite these major concerns, the employer community would still like to work with the leaders to achieve responsible healthcare reform.


For more information:
Ted Godbout
Manager, Communications
The ERISA Industry Committee
1400 L Street, NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-789-1400
Fax: 202-789-1120


The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) is a non-profit association committed to representing the advancement of the employee retirement, health, and compensation plans of America's largest employers. ERIC's members provide benchmark retirement, health care coverage, compensation, and other economic security benefits directly to tens of millions of active and retired workers and their families. ERIC has a strong interest in proposals affecting its members' ability to deliver those benefits, their cost and their effectiveness, as well as the role of those benefits in the American economy.