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Health Insurance Assistance for Small Businesses
« on: February 29, 2008, 04:57:18 PM »
Here's an interesting proposal to help small businesses in Queens provide health insurance to their employees:

The Daily News
Health care for small business workers
BY NICHOLAS HIRSHON
DAILY NEWS WRITER
Friday, February 29th 2008, 4:00 AM

More mom-and-pops may soon cover aches and pains.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn unveiled a $4.9million program Thursday to allow small businesses in Queens and Manhattan to offer low-cost health insurance - like their Brooklyn brethren already do.

"Working for a small business nowadays doesn't guarantee you health insurance. It can," Quinn said as she hailed Brooklyn HealthWorks, which has covered 170 small businesses since it began in 2004.

HealthWorks is sponsored by the state, Group Health Inc. and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. But Quinn wants it expanded so that 4,500 workers in Queens and Manhattan also can buy affordable insurance for themselves and their families.

"This is a very important issue for the small-business community in order to help us help each other," said Gustavo Salazar, 46, owner of La Boina Roja Steakhouse in Jackson Heights, where Quinn unveiled the proposal.

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Jackson Heights Life

Health Insurance Assistance for Small Businesses
« on: February 29, 2008, 04:57:18 PM »