Baltimore Business Owners Organization (BBO) Outlines Solution to Health
A Coalition of Baltimore Business Owners, (The BBO) proposes a basic 4 step solution to our
Health Care Crisis, which is simple to implement and easy to understand!
(PRWEB) December 10, 2009 -- The Baltimore Business Owners Organization (BBO), a coalition of Baltimore
employers chaired by Michael Vallerie, owner of Vallerie Trailer Rentals, has outlined a plan to reform our
health care system on their Web site http://www.mikesplan.net.
The goal of the BBO is to see the cost of health care so significantly reduced that small employers and their
employees can again afford health care.
Assuming that the employer is paying 50 percent of the employee's premium, Mike Vallerie and the BBO would
like to see the employee's cost of insurance (single coverage) reduced to approximately $20 a week.
Is this realistic? The BBO argues that it is. “With a tort reform as strong as that of our workers' compensation
system, malpractice premiums could be eliminated,” they claim. Malpractice premiums are exorbitant: for an
obstetrician they are approximately $140,000 annually, though rates will vary from state to state. “With the
elimination of malpractice premiums the cost of health care will be reduced by approximately 25 percent,” says
The subject of tort reform can initially be overwhelming for the average person until it's realized that tort reform
is nothing new. Workers' compensation, which has existed for years, is a process of tort reform. “In essence we
don't need to recreate the wheel, we simply need to copy it and retrofit it to our health care system,” claims the
Workers' compensation, a social insurance, "is a pact between employers and employees. Employers are
mandated to cover medical care and provide wage replacement for injured workers; in exchange for this
protection, workers compensation becomes the exclusive remedy for workers. The courts have upheld this
doctrine for nearly a century," accordi