A group of small business owners joined by workers and concerned citizens crowded Hillsway Ag and Turf in Gratiot to speak out against health care reform.
Hillsway Ag and Turf Owner, Darin Hill is concerned that if the Universal Health Care Bill is passed, his business will not flourish, “I would love to be able to provide health insurance for my one employee I currently have, but right now it does not make sense, and financial sense to be able to do that. I do hope to in the future, but I don’t want the government telling me I have to do it in a particular way,” said Hill.
The rally was planned by Darin and his wife Stephanie, as well as an organization called Americans for Limited Government. One of the organization’s representatives, Yates Walker said requiring small business owners to provide health insurance to their employees will cause unemployment rates to soar, “The notion that we’re helping out the needy? This isn’t the way to do it. Private enterprise, and America’s generous spirit is the way to help the needy. Not through government intervention. That’s what Socialist do,” said Walker.
Currently, the Universal Health Care Bill is on hold while Congress is on leave for summer recess.