June 9, 2017, the Employer Council on Flexible Compensation (ECFC) signed on with more than 50 groups and sent a letter to ask the Senate leadership to help strengthen Americans’ health insurance coverage options, improve the quality of health care, and take critical action to apply downward pressure on the real drivers of health care costs, without imposing new taxes on the health benefits of hard-working taxpayers.
ECFC and the other associations that signed on to the letter, stressed the importance of employer based health care. "The Nation's employers provide stable, highly valued health benefits to more than 177 million Americans-the largest source of health care coverage in the country. As senators work to draft legislation to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), it is the utmost importance that the legislation avoid any actions that would destabilize the employer-sponsored health care system."
As the Senate continues to work behind closed doors on developing their version of repeal and replace, this letter serves as a timely reminder of what is working in the health care system today.