WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /U.S. Newswire/ -- As the Kaiser Family Foundation today issued its "Annual Employer Health Benefits Survey," which finds a fourth straight year of double-digit increases in health insurance premiums, U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) voiced concern that the Senate is "blocking the good in pursuit of the perfect" by failing to give small businesses access to national Association Health Plans (AHPs)."Today's release of the Kaiser Foundation study provides a sobering reminder that the nation's small businesses have endured another year with no new help to secure health insurance at reasonable costs,"said Snowe, Chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. "I am deeply disappointed that the Senate still has not acted to approve AHP legislation. It appears that we are waiting for a perfect solution to the crisis of the uninsured when AHPs offer a practical means to start providing relief immediately to thousands -- without increasing costs to the federal government."
Snowe Says New Kaiser Foundation Study Finds Fourth Year of Double- Digit Growth in Insurance Premiums
Snowe is sponsor of the Senate's AHP bill, S.545, "The Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2003," which will allow small b...