The Newsroom    Published Saturday, May. 6, 2006, 1:30 PM
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It’s good business to get our insurance right

Galveston County Daily News (Internet / Print) 05/06/06 http://news.galvestondailynews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=fa4b01ac6df37f5f The plight of the uninsured will be addressed in Texas when business interests see it for what it is: A big expensive problem. The plight of those who lack health insurance should concern everyone with a sense of humanity. When people don’t have health insurance and get sick, they usually receive treatment anyway. The cost of that care just doesn’t magically disappear. It’s transferred to those who do have insurance, which drives up the cost of coverage. So what can be done to improve this picture? Third of three suggestions, businesses that don’t now provide insurance should investigate the 3-Share plan. That program is expected to offer coverage with the cost divided three ways: worker, employer and government. The University of Texas Medical Branch developed this program. It will be a step in the right direction.



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