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March 25th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Small businesses weigh health care pros & cons

(CNN) – Small businesses are weighing the pros and cons of health care reform. President Obama will be in Iowa today to try and explain what the new law means for them.

As our Ted Rowlands shows us, for some, it could be the difference between keeping the doors open and boarding up the windows.


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  1. Carol

    I disagree with all the threats, disrespect, misbehavior, and etc. I am one of the people who wanted health reform, I watched as my daughter, her husband and 4 kids were rejected because of preexisting coditions due to a bad car wreck. In fact, I have been all over talking to relatives, friends, grocery store people, co-workers my job, my husband talked where he worked looking for someone to disagree with me/us. Well, can't find one person who was against health reform, all I have heard stories how the health system has failed the American people.

    March 28, 2010 at 6:32 am |
  2. Macc

    I disagree with all of the threats , misbehavior and name calling but lets just be honest what choice did the congress give the people, they voiced thier opinion in groves and by constanting calling to the point of tying up every phone line (or they placed the phone off the hook) and it fell on deaf ears, so the people thought they needed something a little more intense to get thier attention ,so here we are today with all the crizieness and guess who is crying FOUL next time take heed to what the people of the United States want and don't try to cram things down the throats of the people, as you can see we won't take it, this is not what America wants SO IF JUST WOULD LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE AND FORGET THE DEALS AND ARM TWISTING WE AND YOU WOULD NOT BE WHERE WE ARE TODAY.

    March 26, 2010 at 8:00 am |
  3. paul metayo

    I guess we are new to the health option
    I like kaiser permanente insurance, I pay some co-payment for the visit and prescription

    However, I know that the health care insurance companies have their rules to provide services to people, which some time is not fair to the customers

    Therefore, the Obamaism will work good all of us, but of courses the private health insurance will get upset because they do not want the government to control them

    Well, read the bible, "do not do it to other as other will do to you" You always need to be fair and honest to your customer

    March 25, 2010 at 7:55 pm |
  4. paul metayo

    Asia, Africa, Canada and EU have option care health care, why American afraid of it? Even Russia has it. In addition, Southeast Asia has it too

    What people there do is every body can go to hopital for free, but if you have your health insurance you can see your own private doctor or pay cash if you have money. Some middle class or rich people choose to buy their own health insurance, but low income would use the hospital or doctor clinic who get paid from the government

    March 25, 2010 at 11:56 am |