President Obama Asks for COSE's Input on Health Care Reform Plan
CLEVELAND, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama has invited COSE (Council of Smaller Enterprises) to participate in tomorrow's Town Hall Meeting to discuss his health care reform plan. The event will take place tomorrow (July 23) around mid-day at Shaker Heights High School near Cleveland. The Obama camp has asked COSE to bring a contingent of small business owners to the event prepared to discuss how the health care coverage issue is impacting their business as well as their reaction to his reform plan.
COSE will send 10 small business owners to the Town Hall Meeting tomorrow, in addition to Steve Millard, COSE's president & executive director. They will all have their own set of questions to present to President Obama on the issue and will be available after the meeting tomorrow for post-event reaction interviews. Please contact Randy Carpenter at the phone number and e-mail address above to arrange any interviews on site at the event.
In addition, Steve Millard has authored an opinion piece from COSE on the current version of the Health Care Reform Plan. The piece offers the opinion that too much of the reform focus I on how to finance reform rather than focusing on the real issue, how to control the escalating cost of health care. The opinion piece can be found at www.cose.org/hcreformopinion.
COSE is one of Ohio's largest small business support organizations, striving to help small businesses grow and maintain their independence. Comprised of more than 17,000 member companies, COSE has a long history of fighting for the rights of all small business owners, whether it's through group purchasing programs for health care, workers' compensation, or energy, advocating for specific changes in legislation or regulation to benefit small business, or providing a forum and resource for small businesses to connect with and learn from each other. (www.cose.org)
SOURCE Council of Smaller Enterprises
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