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Small Biz Health Care Roundup (11/6)

Nov 06, 2009

Posted by Kristin Oberlander - Here is the latest news on health reform as it relates to small businesses. Submit articles for consideration at media@NASE.org.

  • GOP Health Bill Focuses On Lower Costs (Politico) - "[House Minority Leader John] Boehner hasn’t released the full details of the bill but has said that it would make it easier to buy insurance across state lines, impose strict limits on medical malpractice lawsuits and allow individuals and small businesses to pool their resources to buy insurance as a group. That is designed to boost their purchasing power to help lower individual premiums."
  • The GDP, Small Business and Health Insurance Reform (White House Blog) - The title is pretty self-explanatory, but the article also links to a study that shows how reform will bring down business costs for entrepreneurs.
  • Congress: Stand With Small Business, Support Health Reform (Huffington Post) - OpEd piece from U.S. Public Interest Research Groups.
  • Survey: Most Small Businesses Expect 2010 Rebound (Denver Business Journal) - Half (52%) of small-business owners expect business to pick up next year. Concern about health care costs ranked as a top short-term worry.