Helping With Health Insurance

1 decade 1 month 1 week ago February 15, 2007 Feb 15, 2007 Thursday, February 15 2007 Thursday, February 15, 2007 1:16:10 PM CST in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Republican lawmakers are proposing a new way to help small businesses afford health insurance for their employees. And Governor Blunt says it could help reduce the number of uninsured in Missouri. The plan outlined today would create a quasi-governmental agency to manage the new health care plan. Businesses could make pre-tax contributions to the health care plan. Employees then would use that money with some of their own to buy private health insurance through the state agency. Missouri currently has an estimated 700,000 people without health insurance. The bill is sponsored by Republican House member Doug Ervin of Kearney. Governor Blunt and Republican Senate leaders also endorsed the plan today during a Capitol news conference.

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