Stronger medicine needed

Schwab, Robert
July 2002
ColoradoBiz;Jul2002, Vol. 29 Issue 7, p9
Focuses on the increasing number of residents not covered by employer-sponsored health insurance in Colorado. Increase in health insurance premiums; Insurance programs available for small business owners; Impact of rising number of uninsured on the economy of Colorado.


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