Navigation Links
Small Business Health Care Survey Points to Need for Reform
Date:3/27/2008

WARREN, Mich., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- While rising health care costs are an ongoing concern for all businesses, a recent survey of members by the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA), and its sister association the Michigan Food and Beverage Association (MFBA), confirms that the small business community in particular is struggling to maintain health care coverage for employees.

"A number of businesses in Michigan are struggling with the expense of health care, and many are downgrading benefits or asking their employees to contribute more as a result," commented Ed Deeb, president of Michigan Business and Professional Association and the Michigan Food and Beverage Association, which jointly represent over 20,000 business members that employ more than 160,000 individuals throughout Michigan.

Deeb continued: "When reductions in benefits and enhanced cost-sharing is not enough to solve cost pressures, one response is to not offer coverage at all. Michigan needs to reform its individual health insurance market so that people in these situations can find affordable coverage and keep it long-term, rather than joining the ranks of the uninsured. The best reforms have already been implemented in other states. These include a high-risk pool to stabilize the market financially and cover people with severe conditions, and rate bands to provide for price stability."

The member survey revealed the following:

-- 28 percent of the respondent businesses have considered cancelling

their health care benefits within the past year.

-- Of that 28 percent, more than half (58 percent) stated that their

business is struggling. The rest of the respondents said increases in

taxes and economic factors have forced them to review their health care

costs.

-- 38.9 percent of those surveyed changed their health care coverage in

the past year to reduce premium cost.

-- 6 percen
'/>"/>

SOURCE Michigan Business and Professional Association
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Prophylactic cranial irradiation in small cell lung cancer significantly increases survival
2. Governor Rendell Announces $2.1 Million Investment in Small Transit Vehicles
3. Karen Vigil Named Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Blue Shield of Californias Individual, Small Group, and Government Business Unit
4. Small Incisions Make Heart Valve Surgery Safer
5. American Red Cross and FedEx Announce Collaboration to Help Small Businesses Get Prepared for Disaster
6. Smaller breast reduction surgeries provide health benefits and should be reimbursed
7. Exponent to Present at the Upcoming Sidoti & Company Investor Forum and William Blair Small-Cap Growth Stock Conference
8. Activate America(R) Brings Together YMCAs Nationwide to Promote Small Steps Toward a Healthier Lifestyle During America on the Move Week With the YMCA, September 22-29, 2007
9. Small Bone Innovations Introduces the Artelon(R) STT Spacer to Increase Treatment Options for Thumb Arthritis
10. Small Army Takes on Cure for Diabetes and New Approach to Ending World Poverty with Addition of Non-Profit Accounts
11. Small Town Doctor Takes on Giants in Consumer Healthcare
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014 A new study of ... the impact of stress on metabolism after eating a high-fat ... from a fast food restaurant, about 930 calories and 60 ... 20 minutes every hour for 7 hours, conducting the study ... who had experienced a stressful event in their lives during ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... of allergy-related sudden deaths in the U.S., according to ... conducted by researchers at Montefiore Medical Center ... Yeshiva University . The study, published online today in ... also found that the risk of fatal drug-induced allergic ... and that such deaths increased significantly in the U.S. ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014 Elevate , the latest product ... in and out of the gym by providing natural ingredients ... attention of Shane Michaels, prompting an investigative review. , ... reason most people simply just don’t have the ability to ... at work, getting the motivation to finish a project, or ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 With ... viral strains emerging every day, it’s a perfect ... The EnviroShield system is an electro-static disinfectant ... applications to surface normally missed with spray-on disinfectant ... nozzle that adds an electrostatic negative charge to ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Bifidobacteria, the ... with age, poor diet, and stress, so a high ... Each capsule of Ultimate Flora™ Men’s Complete ... cultures from 7 Bifidobacteria strains to support a healthy ... to build up, and 32 billion cultures from 7 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:NutriGold Urges Every Woman To Read a Recent Study About Diet and Stress 2Health News:NutriGold Urges Every Woman To Read a Recent Study About Diet and Stress 3Health News:Comprehensive Study of allergic deaths in US finds medications are main culprit 2Health News:Elevate: Review Exposes Blue Star Nutraceutical’s Latest Supplement for Ultimate Brain Function, Focus, and Energy 2Health News:Columbus Janitorial Company Announces New Disinfecting System for your workplace 2Health News:ReNew Life Introduces Ultimate Flora™ Men’s Complete Probiotic 90 Billion—Comprehensive Probiotic Support Just for Men 2
... WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 Following is a statement,by Daniel ... his last budget, the president had an opportunity to ... nation,s No. 1 killer,and costliest disease. Instead, his proposal ... cure. We,re making steady progress in combating heart,disease and ...
... precisely which bugs in the gut are involved in which ... bugs living in seven members of the same Chinese family. ... and trillions live symbiotically inside the human body. Different people ... them. , The makeup of each persons gut microflora ...
... West Pharmaceutical,Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST ) today ... Executive Officer, and William Federici, Chief,Financial Officer, will be ... 3:00 p.m. on February 11, 2008 in New York ... will be posted on the,investor link of the Company,s ...
... Compliance Corp. (OTC,Bulletin Board: SCOM) ("Sharps" or the ... small quantity generators of medical,waste, today announced that ... Officer, will present at the RedChip Small-Cap Investor,Conference ... approximately,10:10 a.m. MST (12:10 p.m. EST) on Thursday, ...
... LAKE FOREST, Ill., Feb. 5 BIOSAFE Laboratories, ... and Glycemion, the,United States distributor, have announced the ... use in schools to help identify diabetic and,pre-diabetic ... a two-part process comprised of an immediate fasting ...
... Rapid Growth, WAYNE, Pa., Feb. 5 ... communications,platform specifically designed for the biomedical research community,announced ... of myBW (or myBioWizard), a,unique personalization tool available ... now provides biomedical researchers access to approximately,half a ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Statement by Daniel W. Jones, M.D., American Heart Association President on President Bush's FY 2009 Budget Proposal 2Health News:Bug guts map brings scientists closer to understanding different bugs' role in the body 2Health News:Bug guts map brings scientists closer to understanding different bugs' role in the body 3Health News:West Pharmaceutical Services to Present at the 2008 UBS Global Healthcare Services Conference 2Health News:Sharps Compliance Corp. to Present at the RedChip Small-Cap Investor Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona 2Health News:BIOSAFE Labs and Glycemion to Provide Free Diabetes Risk Assessment Kits to U.S. School Children 2Health News:BioWizard Offers Conference Abstracts with the Launch of myBW 2Health News:BioWizard Offers Conference Abstracts with the Launch of myBW 3
(Date:9/30/2014)... Sept. 30, 2014  Alimera Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... in the research, development and commercialization of prescription ophthalmic ... million advance from Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. (NYSE: ... second and final advance under the Loan and Security ... Kingdom , Alimera Sciences Limited, entered into with ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014 Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: ... the company,s Bridgewater, New Jersey ... and Drug Administration (FDA) relating to an inspection in ... Sculptra Aesthetic injectable, which was divested to Galderma S.A. ... of Valeant,s contract manufacturers (rather than Valeant,s own internal ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Sept. 30, 2014  Based on its recent ... & Sullivan recognizes Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), ... 2014 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for ... along with a focus on innovation and improving ... in tissue-based cancer diagnostic solutions for patients worldwide. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Alimera Sciences Receives $25 Million Advance from Hercules Technology Growth Capital 2Valeant Pharmaceuticals' Bridgewater Location Receives Warning Letter From FDA 2Frost & Sullivan applauds the diversity of Ventana products and services for the cancer diagnostics market 2Frost & Sullivan applauds the diversity of Ventana products and services for the cancer diagnostics market 3Frost & Sullivan applauds the diversity of Ventana products and services for the cancer diagnostics market 4
... launches integrated, multi-channel offerings for three fast-growing export sectors -- HONG KONG, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- ... ... if (typeof(lpUnit)==,undefined,) var lpUnit=,PRN,; ... var shortURL = ""; BitlyCB.alertResponse = function(data) { var s = ,; var first_result; ...
... Oct. 25 Stereotaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: STXS ) announced ... quarter ended September 30, 2010, on Monday, November 1, ... will host a conference call and webcast on Monday, ... discuss the Company,s third quarter results and corporate developments. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Global Sources launches integrated, multi-channel offerings for three fast-growing export sectors 2Global Sources launches integrated, multi-channel offerings for three fast-growing export sectors 3Global Sources launches integrated, multi-channel offerings for three fast-growing export sectors 4Global Sources launches integrated, multi-channel offerings for three fast-growing export sectors 5Global Sources launches integrated, multi-channel offerings for three fast-growing export sectors 6Global Sources launches integrated, multi-channel offerings for three fast-growing export sectors 7Global Sources launches integrated, multi-channel offerings for three fast-growing export sectors 8Global Sources launches integrated, multi-channel offerings for three fast-growing export sectors 9Stereotaxis Announces Third Quarter 2010 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call 2Stereotaxis Announces Third Quarter 2010 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call 3
... Two Large Working Channels; 33 cm Working ... is the smallest ureteroscope with two large ... The ACMI MICRO-6 Ureteroscope reduces patient trauma ... or no dilation or general anesthesia. It ...
Smooth, contoured visual obturator provides less traumatic insertion through the urethra and into the bladder....
Semi-Rigid Ureteroscope...
... features a tip diameter of only ... up/down angulation range of 180 for ... areas.,For improved observation, a new optical ... reusable 11.7Fr (3.9mm) sheath dilator, 0.035" ...
Medicine Products: