Small Business Leader Say Affordability Is Key To Health Reform
NPR reports: "Under various health care overhaul bills on Capitol Hill, small-business owners would be required to insure themselves. Amanda Austin, director of federal public policy for the National Federation of Independent Business, says affordability is the key if the government mandates health coverage."
Austin says: "Well, certainly we think there is a sense of personal responsibility in this system, not just jumping in and out of the system. Most importantly, affordability is going to be key. If it's unaffordable, how can we mandate something that someone or a business, frankly, can't afford?" (9/21).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.