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Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 28, 2004

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The Employer Alliance Endorses Assemblyman Hooker in Tuesday’s Election

ONEIDA – The Employer Alliance for Affordable Health Care, the largest single-issue business coalition in New York State, today endorsed Assemblyman Daniel L. Hooker (R-127) in Tuesday’s election. According to Employer Alliance President Scott Miller, Assemblyman Hooker’s voting and bill introduction records reflect his strong commitment to affordable health care.

“Health care policies legislated in Albany have a very real impact on New York’s small businesses,” Miller said. “Mandates are approved without formal consideration of cost or efficacy while the financial burden ultimately ends up on the sole proprietor or small business owner who can least afford it. Assemblyman Hooker has consistently voted against such mandates, showing that he truly understands our plight when it comes to the desperate need for affordable health insurance.

Assemblyman Hooker represents the 127th Assembly District, which includes Schoharie County and portions Chenango, Columbia, Delaware, Green, Otsego and Ulster counties.



“We believe that his continued support will contribute to our efforts in giving New Yorkers a choice when it comes to affordable health insurance coverage,” Miller said. “Supporting Assemblyman Hooker is good for small business owners, their employees, their families and New York State.”

The Employer Alliance for Affordable Health Care is the largest, single-issue grassroots business coalition in New York State with more than 2,100 members employing more than 150,000 individuals. The Employer Alliance believes that everyone should have access to quality, affordable health insurance and has called on Albany lawmakers to stop passing mandates that increase health insurance premiums. For more information about The Employer Alliance for Affordable Health Care, go to www.employeralliance.com.