Confronting Barriers to Business

Health Care Legislation

The availability of affordable and reliable health care for all U.S. fishermen has become an unusually serious problem.  The SSA joined other U.S. fisheries in support of “The Commercial Fishing Industry Health Care Coverage Act of 2008” by sending letters to the membership’s U.S. Senators and Representatives.  The legislation would allow states and organizations to develop health plans based on regional needs and provide affordable, quality coverage to fishing families.  Success in this endeavor will not only benefit all shrimp fishermen in the southeast, but all U.S. fishermen and their families.  Unfortunately, while the SSA remains committed to this endeavor, throughout 2009 virtually all activity in this arena was mired in the larger national health care debate.
Back to Top>>

Share This Article

Join the Mailing List

Get news from Southern Shrimp Alliance straight to your inbox!

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: . You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Related Posts