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Jody Hall, who owns Seattle's Cupcake Royale, now pays as much in health insurance for her employees as she does in rent for four choice Seattle storefronts.Howie P.S.: H/t to Derek Birnie. Meanwhile, inside the Beltway the fight continues: "Senators Murray & Cantwell on prognosis for healthcare reform: A tough path ahead."
The public option is just one element of the Obama health care package, which has a $1 trillion price tag spread over 10 years. How to pay for it, and more fundamentally, what that reform should look like, remain matters of intense debate for small-business owners like Hall.