RILA Pushes Congress on Health Care

Arlington, VA, The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) has urged Congress to take strong action to reduce health care costs and expand coverage.

"We urge Congress to work with the president to make health care reform a top priority of 2006, and to support legislation that reduces health care costs, puts more control in the hands of health care consumers and addresses the needs of the uninsured,” RILA president Sandy Kennedy said.

Kennedy also said some states are setting a bad precedent by trying to shift the burden of health care costs onto large employers by imposing discriminatory health care mandates.

"Targeting one sector of the economy is a misguided approach that does nothing to address the skyrocketing cost of health care or the other underlying challenges facing our health care system,” she said.