KY businesses concerned about 'devils in details' of health care law, chamber leader says

01/19/2011 07:17 PM

Although health care remains the “number one concern” among businesses, Kentucky’s Chamber of Commerce opposed the health care law Congress passed last year  because of uncertainty over details, the chamber’s president said.

But Dave Adkisson, the chamber’s president, said the organization hasn’t polled its business members about their opinion of repealing the legislation. Adkisson made the comments on Wednesday’s edition of Pure Politics, which aired just after the U.S. House voted for repeal of the health care law.

“I think business people, in general are suspicious of government taking over a big chunk of something that has been provided by the private community,” Adkisson said. “Some of it was ideological. Some of it was concern about specific parts of it.”

Much of the concern now stems from uncertainty over rules and regulations that will be written in coming months and years by officials in the Health and Human Services cabinet.

Adkisson also answered questions about state employee health care costs:

- Ryan Alessi

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