OPINION - The health care reform debate currently on full boil in Congress holds significant ramifications for the business community. Let’s just look at what may be the central issue in the reform debate: whether the government should offer a public health insurance plan available to all.
Are health insurers today’s buggy-whip manufacturers?
Tue, 06/09/2009 - 07:48
OPINION - On a recent trip through the picturesque Berkshires, my wife and I stopped for dinner in the surprisingly downtrodden town of Westfield, Mass. It turns out Westfield is a poster child for the iconic phrase for obsolescence, “buggy-whip factory.” Proud architecture combines with empty storefronts to show just how far “Whip City” has fallen. And the combination got me to thinking about health insurance.
OPINION - For much of my early business career I shared a common nightmare with many other small-business owners and managers. What was waking me up in the wee hours was a fear my company’s work force might become unionized.