OPPOSE HEALTH CARE BILL AND RECONCILIATION PACKAGE!

There are only hours left and considering the recent developments explained below, it is imperative that you make your voice heard! Go to CFA VOTES! to oppose both the Senate-passed version of health care refom and the reconciliation bill, which was introduced yesterday.

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Franchise Industry Says It’s Crunch Time for Health-Care Reform

Ken Walker the chairman of the International Franchise Association, and chairman and CEO of Driven Brands, says “Start Over”. That’s the message that the International Franchise Association (IFA) and its grass-roots members are telling Congress as it considers comprehensive health-care reform. And we are not alone in this call.

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Health Care Bill Passes the Senate Finance Committee!

On October 13, the Senate Finance Committee voted to approve its bill on health care reform by a vote of 14-9. While lacking wide bipartisan agreement the measure did attract one Republican vote, Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME). Senator Snowe joined all the Democrats on the committee to vote in favor of the measure. The Senate Finance Committee proposal requires employers to offer coverage which is “affordable” to employees and which covers at least 65% of their premiums. The definition of affordability will be based on a sliding scale but cannot be more than 10% of an employee’s income.

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