As Carrie Rengers wrote last week and Bill Wilson mentioned on the blog yesterday, PBS’s “NewHour with Jim Lehrer” was in Wichita to do a story on burdens of health care on small businesses and their employees.
It was a well-done piece. A significant amount of the story focused on Tillie’s Flower Shop.
From owner Ken Denton:
For us, for example, the people that had the insurance here are people that really need it. And it’s the older group and it’s a group that utilizes it more than anyone else. And it drives the cost up. And the young people, who don’t necessarily need it, drop out.
If you missed the program, you can view it on the PBS Web site. Here’s a link to the video.