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The cost for small businesses

by Matthew Huisman Carl Hum, president of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, said the health care bill will help expand the coverage offered to the workforce and emphasized that a healthy workforce is essential for any successful business. “From a business perspective it only makes sense that health care is provided for employees,” Hum said, referring […]

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Bronx and Brooklyn Health Care at the Starting Line

by Jennifer Brookland As hard-fought health insurance legislation comes across President Obama’s desk, the economic problems of the Bronx are apparent in the places people get their insurance. One in five people in the Bronx were on Medicaid as of 2008, the highest percentage of all the boroughs, according to city data. About 180,000 people […]

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