COMMERCE SECRETARY TO TALK ABOUT HEALTH CARE ON SA

NEW YORK — Commerce Secretary Ron Brown will come to SA Monday to talk about health care reform. He’ll address the press and small business owners at a session put together by the Health Care Reform Project scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Nicole Miller showroom, 525 Seventh Ave.
The Health Care Reform Project, a Washington, D.C.-based coalition working for comprehensive health care reform, has invited 100 small business owners from New York to attend the press conference. The organization, made up of consumers, businesses, health care providers, child advocacy groups, labor and older Americans, claims to represent about 65 million Americans.
The group will release a letter signed by 900 small business owners here to the New York Congressional delegation showing support for universal health care and employer contributions. A spokeswoman for the project said the aim is to show that, contrary to conventional wisdom on Capitol Hill, many small business owners do support the President’s plan for universal coverage and employer mandates.
In addition to Brown, four small business owners from fashion and other industries — including Bud Konheim, president of Nicole Miller — will address the group.

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