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Lubbock Chamber of Commerce says healthcare ruling will hurt employees

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The new healthcare ruling is also raising concerns within the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. They say the ruling will increase taxes, hurt employees and increase the deficit.

All that without helping lower health care costs.

They believe the ruling will force businesses to cut employees and raise prices so they can keep up with the cost of providing health care to all their employees.

The group says they have been in favor of health care reform for some time, but this was not the way they hoped it would happen.

Chamber of Commerce Chairman Tim Collins said, "We remain committed to advocating for reforms that are proven to have worked successfully in the market place. Much like our small businesses healthcare plan"

The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce has been recognized nationwide for creating other health care solutions.

They say they continue advocating for reforms that are proven to work successfully in the marketplace.

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