Monday, April 03, 2006

Business support for the Fair Share for Health Care Act

Responsible local businesses are starting to speak out in support of the Fair Share for Health Care Act. The Albany Times Union ran a great piece about business support for the bill and business leaders upstate held a rally that got coverage in the Buffalo News.

Bill Hiliker, who owns American Images in South Buffalo, talked about the threat to the business community from hugely profitable corporations like Wal-Mart, Home Depot and Victoria's Secret that gain an unfair advantage by forcing their employees to resort to Medicaid.
"As an entrepreneur with a small business in South Buffalo, I can tell you that I've seen responsible local businesses close because they can't compete against these big box stores that don't provide decent benefits for their workers."
If you're a business owner or manager who wants a level playing field for responsible businesses, sign on to a letter from businesses that support the Fair Share for Health Care Act. Everyone else should email their State Senator.

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