Monday, November 14, 2011

Health Law to Supreme Court/ SBIR/ Fred Patterson

Please see below for the announcement that President Obama’s health care law will be heard by the Supreme Court with a ruling in July. As you know, this has been going through the lower courts with mixed decisions.

The Small Business Innovative Research program will be running out of money November 18, 2011.It appears that the program will be part of a Continuing Resolution to keep much of the government open until Dec 16, 2011. It also appears that there might be a breakthrough in finding a compromise between the House and the Senate in getting an appropriation beyond the Dec 16th timeline.

I just got word that Fred Patterson[aka The SBIR Coach] has recently been diagnosed with Stage IV-a “locally advance oropharyngeal cancer.” Fred indicates he has been told the survival rate on this cancer is 37%. Most of you don’t know Fred, but he has been a tireless advocate for the SBIR program. All our prayers are with him. You can reach Fred at

Please drop him a note and tell him the small business community around the country is there for him.

Scott Hauge
Small Business California
2311 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA 94116
License #0A32315

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