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GOP. FLORIO GEARS UP TO BATTLE INSURANCE INDUSTRY

 GOP. FLORIO GEARS UP TO BATTLE INSURANCE INDUSTRY
 TRENTON, N.J., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- New Jersey Gov. Jim Florio is


gearing up to do battle with the health insurance industry and big business over his plan to require insurers to write policies for small business. On a recent taping of CTN's "State of the State," Florio told reporters that the compromise legislation is the first step in health care reform.
 Five basic plans, instead of the many available now, would be offered to employers with fewer than 50 workers. The aim is to decrease the number of uninsured and make health insurance more affordable and accessible for small businesses.
 "Uniformity in the insurance industry will minimize waste," Gov. Florio said on CTN's "State of the State." "It will allow people to make informed decisions about their insurance carrier."
 Organizations representing these businesses, including the New Jersey Business and Industry Association and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, have scoffed at the compromise health insurance proposal.
 "The plan virtually guarantees that the cost of health insurance for many small employers will rise so dramatically that thousands of businesses will be forced to drop coverage for their employees," leaders of the state's leading health insurance reform coalition responded in a statement issued by Heal/NJ this week.
 Gene Dillard, host and producer, was joined by Donna Leusner, Health and Human Service Writer for the Star Ledger, and Neil Upmeyer, editor for New Jersey Reporter Magazine.
 "State of the State" is a production of the Cable Television Network in cooperation with the New Jersey Cable Industry through the production facilities at TKR Cable of Hamilton.
 The program will air on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 9 p.m., and again on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. Check your local listings for the CTN channel in your area. CTN is a service of the New Jersey Cable Operators.
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