Friday, July 2, 2010

Freedom From Government Monopoly

This week the Save Our Jobs Coalition submitted more than 340,000 signatures to place I-1082 on the fall ballot. That initiative would move this state away from a government monopoly on workers’ comp by allowing private insurance companies to offer competing coverage.

Contrary to what some may believe, I-1082 does not privatize the current system. Instead, it adds a private option so that employers have choice – without reducing benefits to injured workers. Money saved through better administration and reduced premiums will help employers provide more jobs in this tenuous economy.

This holiday weekend, when you are celebrating American independence, remember that this may be the year employers and employees can declare freedom from a government-run insurance monopoly.

For more information about I-1082 or to contribute to the campaign, visit http://

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