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Ford exec gets new task: Solve health care crisis
Ford Motor Co. Chief Executive Officer Bill Ford is so alarmed soaring hospital and doctor bills are destroying U.S. jobs that he has assigned one of his top executives, Vice Chairman Allan Gilmour, to craft a proposal for fixing the nation’s health care system. Ford and Gilmour would then take the idea to other companies, unions and ultimately, to public officials in Washington, D.C.
The automaker spends about $1,200 on employee and retiree health care for every vehicle it builds, a huge cost that private employers don’t bear in countries with government-funded medical care. (link)
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