WHEREAS health care is a basic need of everyone; and
WHEREAS cost-shifting – discounting costs for one group and increasing costs for another – usually results in increased health care costs for those who can least afford it and those with the fewest health care alternatives; and
WHEREAS everyone should share in the cost of providing health care services; and
WHEREAS CLUB 20 recognizes that there are state & federal programs that mandate health coverage;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that CLUB 20 believes government should adequately fund its health care programs (such as Medicare, Medicaid, Affordable Care Act) to avoid any cost-shifting to the business and other private payers and supports efforts to eliminate governmental cost shifting among payers and health care providers; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that CLUB 20 believes the cost of health care procedures and pharmaceuticals should be managed effectively and not shifted to other private payers.
Adopted September 5, 2003