Coming Up: US Chamber of Commerce & AHIP
This Sunday, we'll talk with representatives from two of Washington's most influential organizations who say they're being unfairly targeted by the Obama White House.
Bruce Josten,Executive Vice President of Government Affairs at the US Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is the world's largest business federation representing 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. More than 96% of U.S. Chamber members are small businesses with 100 employees or fewer. "The administration 'invites' folks to sit at their table, and then eviscerates them if they simply disagree with the conclusion at the end of the dialogue," Josten said.
Mike Tuffin, Executive Vice President for America's Health Insurance Plans. America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is the national association representing nearly 1,300 member companies providing health insurance coverage to more than 200 million Americans.AHIP'smember companies offer medical insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, dental insurance, supplemental insurance, stop-loss insurance and reinsurance to consumers, employers and public purchasers. A major policy goal for AHIP's members is to expand access to high quality, affordable coverage to all Americans. "What were hearing is a lot of dismay and a lot of disappointment that theyre being singled out for political reasons. That they're being singled out and targeted in a political witch hunt that is designed to distract attention away from the government run plan and that the American people don't support it," Tuffin said.