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What Real Health Care Reform Must Address
Date:3/12/2010

CLEVELAND, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Steve Millard, President & Executive Director, Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE):

As Congress and President Obama continue to discuss opportunities to overhaul health care, we wanted to take a moment to reiterate the need to address key components of this issue: cost reduction, expanding coverage, and creating basic, affordable plans.  

Over the past year, we as a nation have come further with the prospect of heath care reform than we have in quite some time.  While we definitely need reform, it is important to ensure that it addresses the appropriate components of health care and health insurance.  COSE would like to see a focus on the following areas:

Focus on Cost Reduction

While a popular target, beating up on health insurance companies will do little to provide changes in insurance costs.  Insurance profits and overhead are just a small part of the insurance bill.  It's the underlying medical services,
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