small businesses and health care

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    A report released Monday shows that a majority of Wisconsin small business owners believe health care reform is necessary and are willing to participate in a solution.

    The report with new polling of Wisconsin small businesses owners was released on a media call Monday co-sponsored by Citizen Action of Wisconsin and Small Business Majority.

    The statewide survey of small business owners conducted by Small Business Majority, a national small business advocacy organization focused on health care reform, found that affordability is the primary obstacle to small business owners obtaining health insurance. Eighty-four percent of small businesses not offering health insurance say they can’t afford to, while 70 percent of those who do are struggling to provide it.

    Small business owners also see the cost of health insurance as a significant barrier to entrepreneurship and say reform is important in helping the economy recover.

    “Small business owners aren’t shirking their responsibility where health care is concerned,” said John Arensmeyer, founder and chief executive officer of Small Business Majority. “They feel a responsibility to provide health care for their employees and are willing to do their part in fixing our broken system.”

    The report found 75 percent

    Survey finds small businesses favor health care reform - The Business Journal of Milwaukee:
     
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    The small businesses in Wisconsin mustn't make over $250K. If the question was asked, "Would you be willing to contribute an extra 5.4% surtax, without a deduction so that 11 million illegals could join Medicaid?", I think the survey may have had different results.
     
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    LOL. Any old lie will do when faced with realtiy, right? Nationwide, small businesses would like to see a health care system that would put them on parity competeing for talented personel with large companies.
     
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    The bottom line is that very soon even the big corporations will no longer be able to afford to provide healthcare coverage to their employees. When they can no longer afford the burden, then they too will ask the government to take over. The other option is that wages will continue to be cut in place of private healthcare. When that happens, you will see more and more employees choose against participation in their employer healthcare plans.

    But the conservative answer seems to be the same thing, over and over again; there is nothing wrong with our current system and everything is just fine. We love our system as it provides the best options. Well, those choices under this current system will surely begin to evaporate as the costs continue to spiral out of control.

    BTW, I wonder how many Americans are without health insurance now. Two years ago, it was around 45 million, but how many people have lost jobs in the last two years? And how many of those now have no health insurance? I'm willing to bet we now have closer to 55 million without insurance or soon to be as they can no longer afford their Cobra payments, if they could in the first place.
     
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    No obstructonist here.Everyone agrees that costs are out of control. But as has been discussed over and over the Dems plan does next to nothing to lower costs. We have a small business which puts us in the 5 percent on paper. We are hardly filthy rich and don't have sleezy accountants hiding our taxable income. If we must pay this surtax.We will discontinue private insuranceo and have our guys go with the govt plan.. But I am a teacher with a Cadillac plan. Sucks for our employees doesn't it?

    that's the reality. Only union members, politicians and the filthy rich will able to keep their current insurance. Who will the doctoir see first?
     
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    Businesses don't like to be forced to offer health insurance and I don't blame them. Insurance should be an individual cost,imho.
     
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    Please show us the republic plan. Blunt said that revealing a GOP plan would confuse people.
    The party of "NO".
     

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