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