Saint Joseph, MO, October 18, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The verdict in in, and St. Joseph is failing to attract new companies that will create quality, family-wage jobs. Jason Gregory, Republican candidate for Missouri District 27, knows why. He states the lack of hospital competition driving up St. Joseph’s healthcare costs to the highest in the state of Missouri as the primary reason.
“To put St. Joseph back to work, I will go to Jeff City and cut the red tape so we can “roll out the red carpet” for another hospital. Competition will drive down healthcare costs attracting new companies to St. Joseph who will create quality, family-wage jobs.” says Gregory.
He goes on to explain that when companies are looking to relocate, the cost of local healthcare is a major factor in the decision because healthcare is the largest expense next to payroll for most companies.
St. Joseph was crowned with the title “The Most Expensive Healthcare in Missouri” in 2008 and 2009 according to Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER), the official data suppliers to the Missouri Department of Economic Development.
Even more revealing, check this fact out: St. Joseph is the only major city in Missouri with only one hospital system which is Heartland Health. Mr. Gregory feels that competition is the proven way to drive down healthcare costs and will make St. Joseph much more attractive to companies shopping locations.
Mr. Gregory is a former healthcare management executive that specialized in reducing the cost of healthcare for Missouri businesses and municipalities.
To learn more about Jason Gregory’s plan for creating jobs, visit www.JasonforJobs.com.