Comments on: Small Talk: Healthcare debate heats up http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2009/11/09/small-talk-healthcare-debate-heats-up/ Grow your own Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:32:24 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Abby Syck http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2009/11/09/small-talk-healthcare-debate-heats-up/comment-page-1/#comment-1225 Tue, 10 Nov 2009 22:44:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=1477#comment-1225 Good informaiton. Here’s another article that parallels what you said. http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/ 2009/11/09/small-talk-healthcare-debate- heats-up/

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By: Mike http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2009/11/09/small-talk-healthcare-debate-heats-up/comment-page-1/#comment-1223 Tue, 10 Nov 2009 20:05:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=1477#comment-1223 It is an individual’s issue not a company’s issue. Put the burden where it belongs. Just force individuals to cover their own health insurance just like auto liability insurance. Add a line to the tax form. You either have a valid insurance id or you pay the equivalent tax. Those who do not make enough to pay the tax are required to do community service to cover the cost.
Nobody works the same job for their entire life anymore. If the individual carries the insurance they are always insured. Employers could offer the benefit to set them apart from other companies, but it should not be required.

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By: Neil Thorp http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2009/11/09/small-talk-healthcare-debate-heats-up/comment-page-1/#comment-1222 Tue, 10 Nov 2009 20:01:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=1477#comment-1222 I think the health care bill is rediculous, particularly considering the cost. The problems with the present health care system, which is the best in the world, can be solved for practically zero cost. Take our present program and add Tort Reform, Portability and address pre existing conditions with the Insurance Companies, and use the cost savings to decrease taxes, thereby creating more jobs and the cost would be more appealing to many uninsureds.

At a time when Obama claims he wants to help small business, this will escalate costs via the new taxes and exacerbate unemployment, because more jobs will be lost.

Are the democrats so in bed with the lawyer’s union that they are knowingly throwing away the country for the sake of their party by acquiring new votes from the newly insured illegal aliens.

A basic course in economics will tell you that Supply Side economics works, not government interference with the economy.

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By: Bill Long http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2009/11/09/small-talk-healthcare-debate-heats-up/comment-page-1/#comment-1220 Tue, 10 Nov 2009 18:18:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=1477#comment-1220 As a small business person I think it is important to have healthy employees. It saves money and improves productivity,performance,profits and creates a positive work environment. To be healthy they need to have access to healthcare. Insurance premiums have increased more than any other busniness cost including fuel,money and taxes. Give small business a tax break, reasonable access to insurance at a reasonalbe cost. Treat healthcare and insurance companies just like the rest of us, expect them to do their part.

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By: Jon http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2009/11/09/small-talk-healthcare-debate-heats-up/comment-page-1/#comment-1219 Tue, 10 Nov 2009 17:35:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=1477#comment-1219 I own a landcape contracting business and would not be able to pay for mandated health care. Unfortunately I work in a business with low margins but high labor demand. I would not be able to pass on the costs because there are a lot of low cost providers in my industry that will ignore the requirements and find a loophole or pay there laborers in cash. This issue is a big problem in the construction and service industries. The businesses that follow the rules have to carry the burden for those that don’t follow the rules. Why doesn’t the Government go after those companies and individuals that don’t pay there share?

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