Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Name our Health Care Bill

Next week we're introducing a Health Care Bill in the State Legislature. Before then, we're giving you a chance to weigh in on the bill.

Our bill levels the playing field for responsible local businesses that struggle to compete against large corporations like Wal-Mart that don't pay their fair share for decent health benefits for their employees. It will ensure secure health coverage for more than 450,000 workers and stop free-loading corporations from putting their workers on Medicaid where taxpayers pay for coverage.

You have the chance to vote to decide what the bill will be named. Take a second to vote, and then come back to the blog to see how the voting is going and share your thoughts and what you voted for.

2 comments:

Sid S. said...

"Employer Health Care Contributions Act" would be least misleading name. Let's not start playing the GOP game by misleading with the names of the bills we sponsor.

Health Care Security Act is most misleading; any scheme that includes no cost controls CANNOT bring security. Before long, as costs escalate, the $$ required by this act will be too few to buy anything meaningful.

Even now, it's questionable whether they are a FAIR share.

JW Mason said...

Before long, as costs escalate, the $$ required by this act will be too few to buy anything meaningful.

Sid,

This was a concern we had in writing the bill, too, so the spending requirement is indexed to the cost of healthcare. Hopefully, we'll have passed something broader than this in a few years, but if it is still in effect in 2015, the spending level required should still be enough to provide basic health beenfits.