Chamber President Calls For Entitlement Reform
Tom Donohue, the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, says Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security costs must be tamed.
Modern Healthcare: Entitlement Reform A Priority: U.S. Chamber
Controlling spending and reforming Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security are among the top priorities the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will address this year, Tom Donohue, the group's president and CEO, said in his annual "State of American Business" address Thursday in Washington. ... "Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security are the principal drivers of this runaway spending," he said in his speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce headquarters (Zigmond, 1/12).
Politico Pro: Chamber Leaders Back Entitlement Reforms
Top officials at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce backed immediate reforms to Medicare and Medicaid on Thursday morning, but they avoided endorsing any of the specific plans that have circulated in Washington over the past year or so. "We must rein in government spending and bring deficits and debt under control," said Chamber President and CEO Thomas Donohue during his annual State of American Business address. "And we can't do that without serious entitlement reform." Instead of backing major overhauls to entitlement programs, Chamber officials stressed a more nuanced approach that includes better management of chronic diseases and targeting obesity (Millman, 1/12).