Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Fair Share for Health Care launch coverage

Yesterday's launch of the Fair Share for Health Care Act was big news. You can read about it in The New York Times, The New York Sun, the Times-Union, the New York Post, and Crain's Health Pulse [no link].

Here's what Crain's had to say, under the heading "STATE BILL FOR UNINSURED":
"Meanwhile, the Fair Share for Health Care Act was introduced yesterday by the Working Families Party. The bill - which the party says would aid 450,000 full-time workers statewide who don't get insurance from their employers - would require companies with 100 or more workers in the state to spend at least $3 per hour per employee for health benefits. Manufacturing and agricultural businesses are excluded. The bill's prime sponsors are Nicholas Spano in the Senate and Richard Gottfried in the Assembly. The WFP says it has more than 10,000 signatures endorsing the plan, and it intends to collect another 50,000."
We also got an AP story that ran in New York in The Buffalo News, WNBC, WSTM, Newsday, and the Poughkeepsie Journal. The AP story went nationwide, running in the Washington Post, ABC, CBS, the Times Daily in Alabama, the San Jose Mercury News and The Monterey County Herald in California, DC coverage on ABC and WTOP, the Miami Herald and The Ledger and The Herald and Ocala Star-Banner in Florida, Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky, in Michigan, the Duluth News Tribune and the Mankato Free Press in Minnesota, Sun Herald in Mississippi, WRAL in North Carolina, Grand Forks Herald in North Dakota, Enid News in Oklahoma, Ledger-Enquirer in Ohio, Centre-Daily and Times Leader and in Pennsylvania, The Sun News in South Carolina, Aberdeen News in South Dakota, Star-Telegram in Texas, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and The Columbian in Washington state,, and the Pierceland Herald up in Saskatchewan, Canada.

That's 41 hits, let me know in the comments section if you see any I missed.

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