Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
Government-Run Health Care is the Wrong Prescription for an Ailing Economy
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Congress is about to take up the most important debate on health care in the last 30 years. At the U.S. Chamber, reforming our health care system so that more Americans have access to quality, affordable health care is a top priority.
And we'll work with anybody in Washington, DC, toward this goal.
But we must approach this issue in a responsible way. Recent discussions including costly employer mandates and government-run insurance plans are reason for concern and would have devastating effects.
According to a recent study, an estimated 130 million people would drop private insurance for the government plan, leaving bureaucrats to ration the types of treatments available.
As a matter of principle, no American should have to wait in line for care or be denied lifesaving treatments. Congress should avoid putting government bureaucrats between you and your doctor.
If Congress pursues a path that includes significant government mandates, businesses of all sizes will be forced to cut jobs and lay off employees.
In today's economy, business and employees alike can't afford such a setback.
We believe health care reform is imperative, but should first cause no harm. And so we look forward to working with those who support common sense solutions that are good for families, good for businesses, and good for taxpayers.
We want to hear from you. How do you feel about the prospect of a government-run health care system? Click here to share your views.
Thanks for all you do,
Senior Vice President and National Political Director
U.S. Chamber of Commerce