Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Medical Care Cost/SB 626

In our survey which is closing today the number one issue outside of the economy for small business for the eighth straight year was Availability and Rising cost of Health Care. In the March 4th USA Today there was an article stating that” the spending for medical care has increased modestly for five years, the lo9ngest period of slow growth since Medicare began in 1966.”

This is probably surprising news to small business owners who provide medical insurance to their employees. The article goes on to say that health care spending in the US hit $2.67 trillion last year which was a record but as a percentage of the overall economy the percentage of GDP shrank from 17.12% to 17.04 percent.

The reason cited for the low numbers was the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Results of our survey will be sent to you Thursday. We have over 1300 respondents.

We continue to get strong support for our opposition to SB 626 which would repeal many of the reforms to the workers compensation bill passed last year.. Please see below Associations that have signed onto our letter. Thank you to all the associations that have signed. If your association wants to be added to the list please let me know and I will send you our letter. All we need is your okay and your logo.

1. American Fence Association

2. American Subcontractors Association Capital City Chapter

3. California Association of Competitive Telecommunications Companies

4. California Chapter of American Fence Association

5. California Fish and Seafood Industry

6. California Metals Association Coalition

7. Coalition of Small and Disabled Veteran Businesses

8. Engineering Contractors Association

9. Flasher/Barrier Association

10. Inland Valley Business Alliance- Rancho Cucamonga

11. Main Street Chamber- Rancho Cucamonga

12. Main Street Chamber-Upland

13. Marin Builder Exchange

14. Monterey County Business Council

15. Northern California Independent Booksellers Association

16. Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

17. Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association of California

18. Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association of San Francisco

19. San Francisco Builders Exchange

20. San Francisco Locally Owned Merchants Alliance

21. San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

22. San Francisco Council of District Merchants Associations

23. San Francisco Small Business Network

24. Small Business California

25. Small Business Majority

26. Small Manufactures Association of California

27 The California Employers Association

28, The Golden Gate Restaurant Association

Scott Hauge


Small Business California

2311 Taraval Street

San Francisco, CA 94116



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