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MM and Paul Ward featured in July 13th WSJ

Today Media Mechanic founder Website Designer Paul Ward was featured for the cover article of the Wall Street Journal‘s Special Report section. The article is titled Sick and Getting Sicker and covers the effects of rising health care costs on small business. Paul was one of several business owners featured in the article. You can read the article by picking up a copy of the Wall Street Journal at your local bookstore or news stand. You can also read the article here: Sick Getting Sicker or by visiting the homepage of the Wall Street Journal Online.

This article follows Paul’s recent trip to the Oregon state capitol with the Oregon Small Business Health Care Initiative to speak before a joint Healthcare Committee session of the Senate House of Representatives. The issues discussed were the effects of rising healthcare costs on Oregon’s small businesses and the potential impact of 3 pending health reform bills (2 of the 3 bills were recently passed).

Special thanks to Simona Covel at the Wall Street Journal and Jan Greene of the Small Business Majority for making this article happen.