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NSBA Implores Congress to Act on Health Care Reform
Date:2/25/2010

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following today's bipartisan health care summit, NSBA is pleading with lawmakers to move beyond the rhetoric. Small-business owners across the U.S. have been struggling for years with the rising cost of health care, and need Congress to act now. For small businesses, the bottom line is addressing health care costs—not the intentions, not the proposals and most certainly not the debates.

"Despite its lofty goals, the summit today was more about gaining political points than it was about actually getting something done," stated NSBA President Todd McCracken. "At the end of the day what matters for the 70 million people in this country who work for or run a small businesses is having access to quality, affordable health care."

The cost of health care is no longer just a burden on the small-business owner, it is negatively impacting jobs—something the U.S. can hardly afford. According to the NSBA 2009 Year-End Economic Report, one in every five small-business owners had to reduce their workforce in order to deal w
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