Navigation Links
Conventions Conclude, Fall Campaign Begins: NFIB Looks for More Focus on Small Business Healthcare Concerns
Date:9/5/2008

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the general election campaign begins in earnest today, the National Federation of Independent Business (http://www.nfib.com) is looking to the two presidential candidates for a greater focus on the healthcare concerns of small business. Now that the Democratic and Republican conventions are over, NFIB is asking both candidates to fully consider the significant obstacles faced by small businesses as they further develop their healthcare plans.

"NFIB is pleased that Senator McCain and Senator Obama recognize that rising healthcare costs are hurting America's job creators," said NFIB President and CEO Todd Stottlemyer. "But over the next 60 days, we expect more details about how the healthcare plans of both presidential candidates can help solve the healthcare crisis that is strangling small businesses across the country. These small employers are counting on the next president and administration to address their unique healthcare challenges."

Of the 47 million uninsured Americans in 2006(1), 28 million were small business owners, employees or their dependents(2). Rising healthcare costs, a major impediment for millions of Americans seeking healthcare coverage, have a disproportionate effect on small business. Small employers, who represent 99.7 percent of employers, pay an average of 18 percent more for insurance premiums than larger firms.

Ruth Novodor, a small business owner and NFIB board member, spoke at the Republican National Convention earlier this week and Janet Lynn Monacco spoke during the Democratic National Convention last week. Both women reinforced the important role of small business in our country's economy and the urgent need to address rising healthcare costs. Their remarks should serve as a reminder to both presidential candidates that small business men and women are a significant voting bloc and their unique circumstances must be fully considered in any proposed healthcare reform legislation.

"NFIB will continue to reach out to both presidential candidates through the Solutions Start Here(SM) campaign. We will continue to invite them to meet with us and offer insight from our members about how to design a healthcare reform package that works for small business," said Stottlemyer. "As the voice of this unique constituency, we will continue to push both presidential candidates to offer more specifics on their healthcare proposals and urge them to sign our Small Business Healthcare Petition (http://www.fixedforamerica.com/petition/)signifying their commitment to providing real and workable solutions to these men and women. Because when healthcare is fixed for small business, it will be fixed for America."

Access to affordable healthcare is an issue that crosses the political aisle, and 80 percent of small business owners agree that "it is important to me to vote for a presidential candidate whose healthcare plan makes sense for small business." This is why in late 2007, NFIB announced its Small Business Principles for Healthcare Reform to articulate its commitment to creating legislation that is, among other things, universal, private, affordable and portable. These 10 guiding principles serve as the foundation for Solutions Start Here(SM), NFIB's national campaign urging policymakers to deliver real and meaningful healthcare reform for small business.

Solutions Start Here is a campaign developed and led by NFIB and its members as the small business platform for healthcare reform. By working to engage and educate policymakers about the unique healthcare issues faced by small business, Solutions Start Here will drive and integrate the concerns and needs of America's small business community into the national health reform debate. Because when healthcare is fixed for small business, it's fixed for America. For more information visit http://www.FixedForAmerica.com.

NFIB is the nation's leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small and independent business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB's powerful network of grassroots activists sends their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America's free enterprise system. http://www.nfib.com

NFIB's mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information about NFIB is available online at http://www.NFIB.com/newsroom.

(1) http://www.census.gov (2006 data)

(2) http://www.ebri.org (2006 data)


'/>"/>
SOURCE National Federation of Independent Business
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Us TOO Launches National SEA Blue Campaign for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
2. Campaign for Americas Future Memorandum: Katrina Storm Warning
3. Longaberger Expands Horizon of Hope Campaign to Build Support for American Cancer Societys Breast Cancer Initiatives
4. ADDA Kicks Off AD/HD Awareness Campaign with Four Regional Conferences Beginning Sept. 29 and Series of Fall Teleclasses
5. ADDAS Awareness Campaign Offers Resources and Education to Adults Living with AD/HD and Professionals Working With Them
6. Mega Events in September Allow Heart Health Campaign to Reach Tens of Thousands of Hispanics During Cholesterol Awareness Month
7. Academy of General Dentistry Launches Campaign to Focus on Tooth Erosion
8. Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis Launches Aggressive Ad Campaign Directed at United States Congress
9. Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursings Future Joins With AACN to Offer New Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars Program
10. Cipla, Tell the Truth; AIDS Healthcare Foundation Launches New Ad Campaign
11. Fresh Air Campaign to Showcase Minnesotans Love of Smoke-Free Air
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... 2017 , ... A July 7th article on ... veins in some patients, according to medical experts. Washington State medical clinic Northwest ... sitting or standing, or regularly nicking yourself while shaving your legs, and taking ...
(Date:7/18/2017)... ... July 18, 2017 , ... ClinicalTrials.gov and the New Final ... to Consider?, **An FDAnews Webinar**, Aug. 2, 2017 — 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 ... for Clinical Trials Registration and Results Information,” is a head-scratcher. After reading and ...
(Date:7/18/2017)... Bradley, Illinois (PRWEB) , ... July 18, 2017 , ... ... Luau Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 15. , The community, ... all incomes, including those on Medicaid, who need some help to maintain their independence. ...
(Date:7/17/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... July 17, 2017 , ... McGraw Family ... Patient Care and Train Next Generation of Healthcare Clinicians , NORWALK, Connecticut – ... is continuing its legacy of investing in community health by pledging up to $3 ...
(Date:7/17/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... July 17, 2017 , ... ... education recruitment firm, recently completed a nationwide executive search for Springfield Clinic’s Chief ... Springfield Clinic named Ray Williams, a skilled healthcare executive with more than 30 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/11/2017)... July 11, 2017 Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ... pharmaceutical company focused on the development of oral drug ... Drug Administration (FDA) has agreed to schedule an End-of-Phase ... IIb trial of its oral insulin capsule ORMD-0801 in ... trial met primary and secondary endpoints by indicating a ...
(Date:7/10/2017)...  BDI Group subsidiary Pathway Purchasing Network, a ... serving specialty pharmacies, home infusion companies and physician ... value-added member programs designed to help organizations gain ... improve access and affordability for patients who rely ... Pathway has worked with ...
(Date:7/6/2017)... -- ThriveRx, the nutrition division of Diplomat Specialty Infusion Group, is celebrating ... support. To celebrate its anniversary, ThriveRx recently launched a redesigned ... look with improved organization to create the best user experience for consumers ... ... "We,ve made several great strides throughout ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: