LOBBYISTS DECRY HEALTH PLAN ; COMPLAIN REFORM DAMAGES GROUPS’ BUSINESS INTERESTS [Topeka Capital Journal (KS)]
|By Tim Carpenter; Tim Carpenter THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL|
Leaders of two
The Kansas Chamber and the
"That's not to say employers won't provide financial assistance to their employees," he said. "To what extent this shift will affect the market will only be known down the road."
He said insurance businesses would be hit with taxes that would be passed directly to consumers through higher premiums.
NFIB state director
"Affordability of health care really hits home for small businesses," Murray said.
She said the burden of the federal law on businesses would stall economic expansion and undercut job growth.
"Without jobs," Pilcher-Cook said, "there is less health care available in
Under the federal law, Goossen said, most will be eligible for coverage through
"As a state," she said, "we have a big decision. If we don't expand
"We know for a fact that people with health insurance live longer, have healthier lives and are more productive citizens," he said.
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