Almost 20% of Georgians currently have no health insurance. This creates a huge financial burden for uninsured families, taxpayers paying for the uninsured, and those who are insured who end up paying higher premiums. Inspired by proposals from other elected officials, John Albers proposes an innovative plan to allow small businesses to purchase health insurance for their employees through the State Employee Health Benefit Plan. By expanding the "pool" of employees insured, health insurance costs will drop. The State, taxpayers, and small business owners will save money, but most importantly, it will help thousands of Georgia families obtain quality health insurance and health care.