Jobs and Health Insurance Reform
The Jobs Forum is undoubtedly the focus today, but one CEO made an important point explaining once again why health insurance reform is such a pivotal economic issue in explaining why he could not attend. We wanted to make sure you saw this letter (pdf) from Comcast CEO Brian Roberts to the President, in which he writes that "enactment of comprehensive health care reform legislation is, in my judgment, critical to putting this country on a path of sustained growth and prosperity." Here's a bit more:
"While there has been much controversy and debate over hundreds of provisions and alternatives, it is my view that the current legislation pending in the Senate provides a workable framework for this country to take an important step toward enhancing health care accessibility, promoting operational efficiencies and technological innovation, and reducing the cost of health care and the federal deficit."