Tuesday, July 28, 2009

How Rising Health Care Costs are Tough on Small Business

From the U.S. PIRG press release:

Small business owners are being crushed by rising health care costs, and feel left out of the current health care debate in Washington, according to a new report released by U.S. Public Interest Research Group this month.

The new report, The Small Business Dilemma, which surveyed hundreds of small business owners and managers across the country, makes clear that small business owners want and need health care reform.

According to the 14-page report:

•Small businesses value health insurance as a key to business success because it allows them to attract better employees.
•78% of small business owners surveyed who do not offer coverage would like to do so.
•80% of those who would like to offer coverage cite the expense of coverage as a reason why they don't
Also, Small Businesses Struggle to Offer Healthcare from Black Enterprise cites a survey commissioned by Aflac, "the largest provider of supplemental insurance in the United States", finding that "small business owners are taking drastic measures to remedy their company’s insurance dilemma."

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