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Date:3/30/2009

the CEO and president of the NFIB, stated his thoughts on the importance of this matter: "We must work together to pursue creative, private market solutions to what has become an unsustainable problem for small businesses - increasing small group health insurance costs." He continued by adding, "It is imperative that insurance market reform - specifically in the individual health and small group health insurance markets - leads to greater access to larger pools, increased portability and competitive choices."

The AHIP conducted a nationwide tour of the United States to get opinions and stories directly from the American people in regards to their experiences with health care institutions. The people with whom they talked to were also asked for their ideas for health care reform. During their conference the AHIIP released their findings to the joint committee.

In 2008:

  • Small group health insurance premiums averaged $913 per month for family medical plans and $346 for individual medical coverage.
  • Health insurance premiums ranged from as low as $198 a month in Washington to $504 a month in Alaska.
  • Companies with more employees generally paid less than companies with fewer employees.
  • Forty-one percent of businesses had an HMO plan, 50% had a PPO and only 7% were enrolled in heath savings plans in 2008.

AHIP released a statement highlighting the specific needs and obstacles faced by small businesses, calling policymakers' attention to difficulties faced by small businesses. The o
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