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**In Case You Missed It** Louisiana Small Business Owners Need Health Care Reform
Date:12/8/2009

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following Letters to the Editor from Louisiana small business owners were published in papers throughout the state, including: The Time Picayune, The News Star, The Shreveport Times and The Advocate. In the letters, the small business owners highlight the need for health care reform to lower the cost burden for their businesses and increase stability. Newspapers and online news sites are invited to reprint them:

"Time is now for health-care reform"

The Advocate

December 4, 2009

I was pleased to see the debate over health care is to continue through full debate on the Senate floor. Health-care reform can't come soon enough for small businesses like mine.

The facts are pretty brutal: "Small business owners and their employees account for the largest share of the uninsured population -- an estimated 27 million of the 47 million Americans without health care." (Center for American Progress, Oct. 30, 2008)

If true small businesses like ours are the backbone of the economy, we're getting our backs broken by rising health-care costs.

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SOURCE U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship
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