WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The National Retail Federation released the following statement from Vice President and Employee Benefits Policy Counsel Neil Trautwein on the decision by the United States Supreme Court to review the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:
“NRF welcomes the Supreme Court’s judicious review and analysis of the health care law.
“As the practical and regulatory work implementing the law continues, the Court’s decision to review the law confirms that serious questions and concerns remain about the law and its many mandates and requirements.
“NRF looks forward to hearing the Court’s view in the coming year as we continue to work with the Administration to make the law more workable and efficient for America’s employers and retailers, and balances coverage and costs.”
As the world’s largest retail trade association and the voice of retail worldwide, NRF represents retailers of all types and sizes, including chain restaurants and industry partners, from the United States and more than 45 countries abroad. Retailers operate more than 3.6 million U.S. establishments that support one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.5 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy. NRF’s Retail Means Jobs campaign emphasizes the economic importance of retail and encourages policymakers to support a Jobs, Innovation and Consumer Value Agenda aimed at boosting economic growth and job creation. www.nrf.com.
National Retail Federation
Stephen E. Schatz, 202-626-8119
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