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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Small Biz Health Care Daily: Letter to Congressional Leaders on Health Care

The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council was one of the many of small business groups that signed a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi regarding health care reform.

In the letter, it is noted:

Regardless of political party or philosophical persuasion, there is overwhelming agreement that small business owners and their employees are trapped in a broken insurance marketplace with no choices and high costs. For more than a decade these men and women have been some of the most active and vocal advocates for reform – but not just any reform. They have specifically sought reforms that lower costs, increase competition, and expand choice. While they have expressed opposition to both the House-passed “Affordable Health Care for America Act” (H.R. 3962) and the Senate‐passed “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (H.R. 3590), they remain steadfast in their commitment to continue advocating for policy solutions that lower healthcare costs, but do not increase the overall cost of doing business.

The letter goes on to highlight positive reform steps, as well as measures that should be avoided.

Read the entire letter here.

Raymond J. Keating
Chief Economist
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

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