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Listening to Small Business on Health Reform
Posted By Adam Searing On May 11, 2009 @ 2:06 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
One evening last week the NC Justice Center’s Health Access Coalition hosted a dinner for small business people in Durham to consider issues around health reform. This is the start of an ongoing series of small business roundtables we will be holding around North Carolina to listen to what small business folks think about reform, what problems they are experiencing, and what solutions they think would work for them.
Small business owners and workers are where the health insurance crisis makes itself felt. According to the NC Institute of Medicine , 36% of people uninsured in NC have a family connection to an employer with less than 25 employees. Less than 50% of workers at firms with less than 10 employees are even offered insurance. Why? It’s just too expensive for a small business. Talking to small business people about health reform is illuminating:
I’m excited to do more of these roundtables around North Carolina. Small businesses are on the front lines of our health insurance crisis, and their support will be crucial for any real health reform. Listening to what they have to say is critical.
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