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Contractors Split on Health Care Reform

Thursday, September 24, 2009

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Home improvement contractors—many of them self-employed and uninsured--are closely following the debate over health-care reform and are evenly divided on a government-sponsored public health care option, a new survey shows.

ConstructionDeal.com, a California-based contractor lead service, recently surveyed 600 home improvement contractors about their views on the current health-care reform proposals now under debate in Washington and nationwide.

Most of the company’s contractors are in business for themselves or act as the sole proprietors of their company and are considered self-employed. Furthermore, the firm notes, a recent survey for the National Association for the Self-Employed found that 49% of all independent contractors do not have health-care coverage, due to the high costs.

According to the ConstructionDeal.com survey:

• Nearly 88% of its home-improvement contractors are following the health care debate over a public option for the uninsured.

• 57% of the contractors had individual health care coverage; 43% indicated that they had no coverage.

• Respondents are split on the government-sponsored public health care option, with 46% in favor, 46% opposed and 8% undecided.

• 41% of respondents who do not currently have individual health insurance were against the public option provided by the government.

The contractors’ comments reflected their differences. Among them:

• "The government should get out of all health care. Now."

• "I would like to have health care coverage through the public in order for individuals and self employed to be covered. There should be a program set so it is no cost to the individual who need to go for checkups or for care."

And one suggested: "Maybe we should let the U.S. citizens decide and let it be voted on, if they can't come to a decision over there."

   

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