The Star-Ledger

Insurance And The Workplace

The Star-Ledger — Saturday, July 25, 2009

Letters to the Editor

Health care insurance is choking the life out of American capitalism. People desperately hang on to jobs just to keep the benefits and often don't start new businesses because they can't find reasonably priced health insurance. When it comes to attracting the best employees, big companies with great benefits plans have a huge competitive advantage over smaller companies that cannot afford these plans; and our taxes end up subsidizing these inequities.

High health care costs adversely impact the competitiveness of American companies compared to foreign companies. As a country, we need to begin to separate health care from employment.

I'm hoping we can pass President Obama's plan for a public health care option as a first step to breaking this insane and debilitating relationship.

Gordon Sell, Flemington

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