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

ith rising health insurance costs.

Small-business owners carry a disproportionate amount of the burden on their shoulders. According to NSBA reports, only 38 percent of all small businesses (those with 0 to 500 employees) are able to offer health insurance. Among the smallest businesses (those with 0 to 4 employees) only 25 percent can offer health insurance. Twenty percent of small businesses are expecting premium increases of 20 percent or more in 2010.

Although the affordability of health insurance for small businesses was a key topic, simply offering the same old proposals—such as NSBA-opposed Association Health Plans—will not bring the kind of reform small businesses deserve. At the very least, Democrats and Republicans ought to be able to agree on some widely-supported items such as improving quality, enhancing pay-for-performance initiatives, improved health IT and addressing medical malpractice.

"Addressing cost must be priority number one," stated NSBA Chair Keith Ashmus of Frantz Ward LLP in Cleveland, Ohio. "Access to care and coverage for the uninsured and those with expensive pre-existing conditions are worthy goals, but they are goals that simply cannot be achieved without controlling costs."


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