Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 2417 - Health Maintenance Organization Amendments of 1985
(Waxman (D) California)
The Administration has no objection to House passage of H.R. 2417, and will work in the Senate to delete, effective October 1, 1987, the "dual choice" provision, section 1310 of the Public Health Service Act, requiring employers to offer the option of HMO membership as part of their employee health benefit plans. Since HMOs are now sufficiently attractive that employers willingly offer them, this provision is unnecessary and overly prescriptive.
APP Note: Original document provided by Samuel Kernell, UC San Diego.
Ronald Reagan, Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 2417 - Health Maintenance Organization Amendments of 1985 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/326945