SMALL BUSINESSES SUPPORT BIGGER GOVERNMENT HEALTH-CARE ROLE
THE TENNESSEE POLL
Jul 7, 2009
A Tennessee health-care policy group plans to publicize the results today of a Peabody-led survey that showed a majority of small businesses want a larger government role in providing health care to more Americans, but many of them also have questions about cost and quality. LARRY VAN HORN, an associate professor of economics and management at Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management, said businesses may hope the government takes over health insurance, but "there isn't any free lunch."
"These surveys say we should have affordable, high-quality health care. Can we afford that? The answer is no," Van Horn said.