More on Health Care Lobbying

Posted by: John Tozzi on July 10, 2009

Here’s a good story from Kaiser Health News on the small business health care lobbying effort. Key point:

While MSA is one of the newest small business advocacy groups on Capitol Hill, it is far from alone in its recent lobbying push. As more specific legislative language emerges, other small business organizations are encouraging members to make their views known through e-mails, letters, phone calls and personal visits.

The message is a decidedly mixed one. Small business, a powerful constituency in every congressional district, no longer speaks with one voice on health care.

Also useful from Kaiser: a tool to compare the various proposals on health reform. This may be more detail than many business owners want to dig through, but you can quickly compare each plan side-by-side on individual policy points, such as proposed employer mandates:

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This kind of detailed, unbiased analysis should be the basis for our debate around making health care work for small business owners and their employees. If you find other good sources for this info, send them our way in comments or on Twitter.

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