NAHU and the American Benefits Council argue health care reform legislation approved Sunday night fails to mitigate surging health care costs.

Both organizations released statements following the passage of a health-care overhaul package (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. President Obama is expected to sign the bill Tuesday.

But, says Janet Trautwein, CEO of the National Association of Health Underwriters, the bill overall fails to address the primary problem with the current health care system: the rising cost of health care.

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