Small business access to health care: hearing before the Committee on Small Business, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, second session, Crystal Lake, IL, August 14, 2002
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Page 37 - ... health security for employees of small businesses. His agenda calls for Association Health Plans to be available for associations that want to provide health coverage for their members, and it calls for a permanent extension of Medical Savings Accounts, including a significant reduction in the required deductible for these health accounts. Congress needs to ensure that there are many different health insurance options for small business owners to utilize. We need to help our businesses attract...
Page 2 - Bush's issue, his plan for helping small businesses prosper in our economy. The President is aware of the health care access and affordability problems facing small businesses, and his plan includes concrete steps to increase health security for employees of small businesses. His agenda calls for association health plans to be available for associations that want to provide health coverage for their members.
Page 58 - ... rising number of uninsured Americans. NAHU has had a refundable Health Tax Credit proposal to address the problem of the uninsured for more than a decade, and is pleased to have this opportunity to present the key components of that proposal to the members of the subcommittee. The NAHU Health Credit will provide a real solution to the problem of the uninsured in America by addressing affordability — the most basic component of access to health care. WHY Do WE NEED THE HEALTH CREDIT?
Page 58 - Chairman, members of the committee, thank you for allowing me to testify today on Senate Resolution 207.
Page 37 - I was very heartened to see President Bush issue his plan for helping small businesses prosper in our economy. The President is aware of the health care access and affordability problems facing small business, and his plan includes concrete steps to increase health security for employees of small businesses. His agenda calls for Association Health Plans or AHPs to be available for associations that want to provide health coverage for their members.
Page 60 - I am sorry we kept you waiting. TESTIMONY OF JOHN LEWIS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, VOTER EDUCATION PROJECT, INC. Mr. LEWIS. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I want to thank you for the invitation and the opportunity to participate in these Hearings on the Voting Rights Aöt.
Page 78 - Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, and West Virginia.
Page 38 - I look forward to the testimony of all the witnesses here this morning and I turn to my colleague, the Ranking Member for her opening statement.
Page 79 - ... crisis is its impact on patients. As insurance becomes unaffordable or unavailable, physicians are being forced to close their practices or drop vital services — all of which seriously impede patient access to care. Emergency departments are losing staff and scaling back certain services such as trauma units. Many obstetrician-gynecologists and family physicians have stopped delivering babies, and some advanced and high-risk procedures (such as neurosurgery) are being postponed because physicians...
Page 80 - ACP-ASIM strongly endorses this legislation as a means to stabilize medical liability insurance market and bring balance to our medical liability litigation system. The HEALTH Act achieves this balance through the following common sense reforms: • Limit on pain and suffering (non-economic) awards. This requirement limits unquantifiable non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, to no more than $250,000. • Unlimited recovery for future medical expenses...