From Mike Allen's Politico -- Sept. 13, 2009:
"IT'S NOT 1993 AGAIN -- Business Forward release: 'New poll shows business support for action on healthcare: Rising health care costs are the single biggest economic concern facing American businesses, according to a survey of business leaders released by Business Forward: Nearly 90% of those polled cite health care costs as a major concern, more than cite taxes, government regulation, labor costs or energy costs. ... Business Forward Executive Director Jim Doyle: 'This poll reminds us why it is so important for business leaders, trade groups, regulators, Congress and the President to stay at the negotiating table.' The poll, conducted by Anzalone Liszt Research in advance of President Obama's address to Congress, showed that ... business leaders ... support key elements of a reform plan, including insurance exchange (78% favorable), efficiency reforms and an oversight commission (71%), requiring insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions (79%) and a public health option (51%).' "