SFBG.COM Radio: Tim and Johnny on the real threat to business in California


Today, Johnny and Tim talk about the huge health insurance rates facing small businesses in California -- and why that's more of a threat to the viability of small business than tax increases. You can listen after the jump.

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SF Public Health Department is where I have been going for 28 years for my health care.

I go to them as they really care about the public health, and it shows.

My 'doctor' is a Physicians Assistant. She spends time with me and documents everything as everything she does is reviewed by her physician supervisor. This I know as I have seen the write ups in my chart.

It is unfortunate that this system will end as the health care bill pushes everyone into our high priced, for profit insurance based health care system.

Posted by Guest Charley_sf on May. 28, 2010 @ 4:38 pm

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Posted by Sally on May. 28, 2010 @ 11:47 pm

As a self-employed private contractor, an even smaller "small" business than the term is usually implies, I'm in the even less-enviable position of providing for my own health care out-of-pocket. My health "insurance" basically boils down to me paying for the privilege of saying that I have insurance... given that my high deductible, no frills plan has to date paid for literally nothing I've submitted, nor has a dime of my costs been applied to my deductible, it's clear that all I'm paying for is the veneer of having "continuous coverage". The reality is, I've had a continuous period of time where I've paid premiums for an insurance policy... to call it "coverage" would be laughable if it weren't so insulting to my intelligence. Great discussion.

Posted by Keith England on May. 30, 2010 @ 12:11 am

I totally agree with what this broadcast is all about. Some states don't have any program like Medi-Cal at all which is part of the problem. I personally made use of the S.F. Haight Street Free Clinic and the L.A. Free Clinic for most of my young, adult life. Now that I am covered by insurance, there are many times when I can't afford the Co-Pay, especially with dental care. I have referred some friends to the L.A. Free Clinic because they have no insurance, and they have had trouble getting in because the waiting list is now so long. Expanding what we already have and creating broader alternatives and a range of services and service levels is a better option than attempting to socialize anything! Adding more government red tape just costs more money, while the people suffer! I thought America was about freedom. Freedom of choice suggests providing more options, not criminalizing those who don't fall in with the order of the day. WAKE UP WASHINGTON!!!

Posted by Guest on May. 30, 2010 @ 12:33 pm

Keep it going, Johnny and Tim! I have a tiny bit of faith that, ultimately, sanity will triumph over teabagging.

Great podcast; perfect length and chock full of content. Bravo!


Posted by Guest: radiogirlnyc on May. 30, 2010 @ 1:26 pm