Shane focuses his critique of health-care reform on the impact of the small business tax creditsa key component of the law that took effect in 2010and even implies that the effect has been negative. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, many insurers saw a dramatic increase in small group plan enrollments in 2010. America's largest health insurance company, UnitedHealth Group (UNH), enrolled 75,000 new small business employees; Coventry Health Care (CVH) added 115,000 enrollees; and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City attributes its 58 percent increase in small business coverage specifically to the tax credits, noting that 38 percent of the new business came from companies that had not previously offered insurance. How Health Reform Benefits Small Employers - BusinessWeek This report, released with Families USA, a non profit consumer health care advocate, determined that about 84% of small businesses across the nation would be eligible for the tax credit on 2010 returns. This is over 4 million companies and is seen as a great benefit overall. Its clear that there will be some type of improvement for small businesses as they strive to offer affordable health insurance benefits to their employees. Health Care Reform Helps Small Businesses ----------------------------------------- Oops. Since the most expensive form of health care is "Emergency Room Visits", I guess Republicans want to stick the middle class with the bill. Since the number one cause of bankruptcies is "medical bills", I guess Republicans want Americans to go bankrupt. Since no one has been arrested or sent to prison for not buying HC, I guess that means Republicans are now, really, really depressed. Depressed enough to get HC? No, because it's a "pre existing condition". Hmmm, why don't Republican leaders drop their "Government Health Care"? Isn't that "socialism"?