Health Care

Manufacturers of all sizes cite rising health care expenses as one of their top business concerns, and they need certainty to negotiate affordable, best-in-class health plans. Policymakers should allow free enterprise principles to guide health care policy decisions to encourage and protect the health care cures and solutions of tomorrow.

“Across America, manufacturers are working to recruit and retain people of all backgrounds to join the growing manufacturing workforce. With the right federal policies backing us up, we can connect even more people starting their careers and changing their careers with incredible jobs in modern manufacturing.”

—Karl Hutter, President and CEO, Click Bond, Inc.

3.8 Million
New manufacturing positions expected by 2033

Manufacturers' Priorities

  1. 1
    Modernize user fees, such as the federal fuels tax and passenger facility charge, that support roadway and runway projects.
  2. 2
    Continue to accelerate forward-looking solutions that prioritize and reduce inventory of the growing backlog of essential infrastructure projects
  3. 3
    Continue to improve the broken permitting and approval system that adds years of unnecessary delays and costs to projects.
  4. 4
    Address the truck driver shortage by advancing proposals that would harmonize interstate truck driver age minimums with current intrastate requirements.
  5. 5
    Keep transportation regulatory agendas in check so critical transportation services that manufacturers rely on are not hampered by additional red tape.
  6. 6
    Prevent unnecessary patchwork regulations that disrupt manufacturing supply chains.
  7. 7
    Build on the success of public–private partnerships while recognizing that not all solutions work everywhere. Maintaining core funding sources and a federal role ensures equity and provides a path to addressing all types of projects.