NAR Encouraged by Health Provision in State of the Union

Published: January 24, 2007

<table width="507"><tbody><tr><td class="itemheader"></td></tr><!– Story –><tr><td class="blacktext" width="500">&quot;Providing health insurance for all Americans working for small businesses or as independent contractors is a priority for NAR, and we are pleased to see that President Bush has made access to affordable coverage a cornerstone of his 2007 agenda,&quot; said NAR President Pat Vredevoogd Combs. President Bush announced his health plan initiative in his State of the Union speech, which he delivered to a joint session of Congress Jan. 23. With nearly 30 percent of its 1.3 million members unable to obtain affordable health insurance, NAR is committed to working with the president and Congress to get small business health insurance legislation enacted as quickly as possible. &quot;The president has taken a step forward in laying out his health coverage plan, which includes language that will allow small businesses to pool together, strengthen their buying power and cross state lines. There are many details to iron out and differing view points to be addressed, but the good news is the real work starts now,&quot; said Combs. For more on NAR's health insurance efforts,</td></tr></tbody></table>

Last modified: January 24, 2007 at 4:22 pm | Originally published: January 24, 2007 at 4:22 pm
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