July 26, 2009

President's Weekly Address: 'Health Insurance Reform, Small Business and Your Questions'

The President discusses a key factor that has been considered in the development of the health insurance reform proposals that are being considered: the impact of reform on small business.

The White House Council of Economic Advisers released a major report on the subject in conjunction with this address -- read the report as a web page, in pdf form, or through Slideshare.

During the address, the President asks that small business owners and employees give us their comments and questions on the report. The White House is open to hearing from you here through WhiteHouse.gov, or if you are a member of the social network LinkedIn, go take part in the discussion CEA Chair Christina Romer initiated there. Romer will be answering some of most penetrating responses in a live video discussion on Wednesday at 3:00 PM EDT.

NOTE: Villagers, methinks that President Obama seems to be losing the effort for major health care reform. His August deadline won't be met to get congress to vote on a health care bill before they take a vacation. I'm sad to see Obama with such a visible loss so early in his presidential administration.

Do you think that Obama is going to lose this battle? Is health care reform dead in the water? What say u?


Juile said...

Healthcare costs can be astronomical, especially for those of retirement age. And upon retiring, you’ll face not having employer-provided health coverage and suddenly be relying on Medicare, which doesn’t cover everything.

Many Americans must navigate COBRA benefit rules and regulations following job losses or retirement. COBRA benefits allow former employer-based group health insurance coverage to be retained for several months following job separation. But the benefits are expensive as the employer no longer pays any portion of the premium, and it can also be very difficult to keep.

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Villager said...

Juile - I appreciate your visit and hope that your COBRA benefits link is legitimate...