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Landrieu, Durbin, Merkley, Lincoln to Discuss Benefits of Health Insurance Reform for Small Businesses

Friday, September 18, 2009 General News J E 4
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WASHINGTON - TOMORROW, United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Mary Landrieu, D-La., will join Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin and Senators Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., along with Terry Gardiner of the Small Business Majority and Mark Derbyshire, owner of Park Moving and Storage, to discuss how health care reform efforts will help ease economic pressure on small businesses.

A recent study by the White House Council of Economic Advisers noted that small businesses pay up to 18 percent more than they should to provide health insurance for their employees because of the flaws in the current health insurance system. Democrats want to reform health insurance to give small businesses tax credits so they can give their employees stable and affordable health care.

WHO: Senator Mary Landrieu, Chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin

Senator Jeff Merkley, Senate HELP Committee member

Senator Blanche Lincoln, Senate Finance Committee member

Terry Gardiner, National Policy Director, Small Business Majority

Mark Derbyshire, Owner, Park Moving and Storage, Aberdeen, Md.

WHAT: Press Conference

WHEN: TOMORROW, Wednesday, July 29, 10:00 a.m., EDT

WHERE: LBJ Room (S-211), United States Capitol

CONTACT: Vicki Ekstrom, (202) 224-9431, Victoria_Ekstrom@sbc.senate.gov

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- July 28/

SOURCE U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship
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