WPR News
8:44 am
Wed March 15, 2006

Insurance Bill Leaves Committee

Washington D-C – A bill that a Wyoming U-S Senator calls landmark was given approval by a Senate committee. It allows Small business people the chance to work together to offer insurance. Senator Mike Enzi says it is an effort that took a long time to get accomplished. While the bill is being praised by many small business organizations, other health organizations worry that it will allow companies to opt out of offering coverage mandated by some states. Enzi would like all mandates to be offered but he also says the main objective is to get more people on insurance.