Small-business owners want ‘bold action’ to address rising health care costs

DR. KATHLEEN HITTNER, R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner, promised she would investigate a waiver option from the federal government that would allow sole-proprietor businesses to purchase health insurance on the small group market, something that is now disallowed under the Affordable Care Act. /PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS
DR. KATHLEEN HITTNER, R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner, promised she would investigate a waiver option from the federal government that would allow sole-proprietor businesses to purchase health insurance on the small group market, something that is now disallowed under the Affordable Care Act. /PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS
CRANSTON – Dr. Kathleen Hittner, R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner, and the Health Insurance Advisory Council recently heard from several small-business owners who expressed a desire for bold and innovative actions to address rising health care costs, according to OHIC’s June newsletter. About two dozen people attended the May 16 meeting, which was held at Blackstone…
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