Roger Geiger's latest opinion piece, "For the sake of small business, U.S. Senate must push ahead on health care reform," is way off-base. As a small business owner, I know that repealing the Affordable Care Act will be terrible for us, and I'm not the only one who thinks so. In fact, polling from Small Business Majority found the majority of small businesses support the ACA.
Further attempts to repeal the ACA need to be dropped: Letter to the Editor
Health Care Reform Causing Big Worries for Small Business Owners
“Small-business owners who are now dependent upon the marketplace for coverage are scared to death that it might go away,” said John Arensmeyer, founder and CEO of the advocacy group Small Business Majority.
Lawmakers Urge Treasury to Promote Retirement Savings
These include “financial cost as well as the time required to administer that type of program,” John
Arensmeyer, founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, in Washington, told Bloomberg BNA July 14. They
want to offer this benefit because it helps them compete with bigger businesses for top talent and also helps
them retain skilled employees, he said.
Now is the Time for a Bipartisan Healthcare Bill That Will Help Small Businesses Statement from Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on why the GOP’s latest setback to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act underscores the need for a
Now is the Time for a Bipartisan Healthcare Bill That Will Help Small Businesses
Statement from Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on why the GOP’s latest setback to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act underscores the need for a bipartisan solution to healthcare problems
Lawmakers discuss revised health care bill
The leader of the Small Business Majority, a national small business advocacy organization, highlighted potential risks with Cruz’s amendment.
“Since Cruz’s amendment would allow insurers to sell health plans that do not comply with [the Affordable Care Act] requirements, the [Better Care Reconciliation Act] would create parallel insurance markets for the sick and for the healthy,” said John Arensmeyer, Small Business Majority founder and CEO. “This would lead to unbalanced risk pools, driving up the costs for small business owners with older or sicker workers. Businesses with...
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Senate’s latest stab at health care reform blasted by small business group
The Small Business Majority, a group representing 55,000 small business owners, blasted the new bill because it includes a proposal from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, that allows insurers to sell health plans that don’t comply with the ACA – a move they say would destabilize markets by creating unbalanced risk pools and potentially stripping insurance coverage from 1.5 million people with pre-existing conditions.
“This would make it even harder for those who have health conditions to start new businesses, while entrepreneurs with pre-existing conditions who are already up and running may...
Public comment closes, wait begins for decision on national monuments
Ten Obama-era monuments are estimated to have contributed $156 million in direct and indirect impacts for local economies, according to a report from the advocacy group Small Business Majority last year.
GOP Health Bill Eases Rules For Some Small-Business Plans
“Some small businesses might be able to move into these plans and save money, but that will cause rates to go up for others [with older or sicker workers],” said David Chase, vice president of national outreach for the Small Business Majority, which supports the ACA.
Letter: Ohio needs the Fairness Act
State lawmakers recently reintroduced the Ohio Fairness Act, which would prevent employers from discriminating against members of the LGBTQ community. This bill will level the playing field for all businesses and help foster an inclusive business environment in this state, which is a win-win for everyone. I am proud to say that my business has a written nondiscrimination policy that covers LGBTQ employees and clients. With a formal policy in place, there is no confusion as to where our business stands in regard to discrimination. When I spoke on this issue at a recent tele-town hall...
Letter: GOP health care plan hurts small business owners
Senate Republicans have been working behind closed doors on a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act this month, and the secretive nature of this process is very concerning to me as a small business owner. Since the public has no idea what the bill consists of, I’m worried about how this legislation will impact my insurance and the future of my business.
After the passage of the ACA, my husband, who also is a business owner, and I enrolled in Illinois’ state marketplace, Get Covered Illinois. This plan was a huge financial safety net, and allowed me to keep my business...
Best interests of the country should come before party and ego
The U.S. Senate is expected to vote soon on its healthcare bill after working on it for weeks behind closed doors. As an entrepreneur, I know this bill will be terrible for small business because it will stifle entrepreneurship, stunt job growth and make coverage more difficult to obtain for small employers with pre-existing conditions, like me.
I’ve always dreamed of owning my own business, but when I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in college, my doctor suggested a government job would give me the best medical coverage. But after the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA...
Businesses to Events Turning to Good Land for Sustainable Solutions
From picking up after large-scale festivals, to changing out lightbulbs, to using more environmentally-friendly cleaning products, Good Land offers a suite of services that can help schools to businesses to festivals be more sustainable.
Good Land’s sustainable solutions fall into three categories: consulting, environmental services and events.
Letter: AHCA would not be good for small business
Aaron Dwyer’s recent letter asserting the AHCA would be good for small business is way off base. As a small business owner, I know the American Health Care Act will be terrible for us because it will stifle entrepreneurship, stunt job growth, and phase out Medicaid expansion, which covers many small business owners, like me, and their employees.
Before opening my photography business here in Columbus, I held a corporate job that offered health benefits. Ohio’s expansion of Medicaid was what allowed me to finally break out on my own and pursue my passion professionally, an option...
Advocates Celebrate the Expansion of the California Earned Income Tax Credit to Reach More than One Million Additional Low-Income Working Families
“Expanding the California Earned Income Tax credit to include self-employment earnings will reward the work done by entrepreneurs and independent contractors, and allow them to keep more of their hard earned money.” – Mark Herbert, California Director, Small Business Majority
For One Manufacturer, Dropping Health Insurance Worked -- But Only For A While
I introduced Forbes readers to Rowen a year ago, when he explained how the Affordable Care Act solved Susquehanna Glass's problem: in 2014, as the new law took effect, the company stopped offering employees a group policy and hired a navigator to help them find individual plans on the new state insurance exchange. For at least the first two years, it was, he told me last year, a win-win. His lowest-paid employees got subsidies that made them much better off than they had been, but even his better-paid employees were happy with the insurance they found. In some cases, he gave out pay...
UPDATED 6/27: Reaction to Senate Bill
CBO Estimate Shows Senate Health Bill Would Devastate Small Businesses
Statement from Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer in response to today's Congressional Budget Office estimate on the impact of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, which would cost an estimated 22 million Americans their health insurance coverage.
Northeast Mississippi business owners closely watching health care debate
However, a business group that aligns with the left, the Small Business Majority, in a poll conducted in March, said small businesses preferred the Affordable Care Act – otherwise known as Obamacare – over the current plan by a two-to-one margin.
SBM founder and CEO John Arensmeyer, said, “When the uncertain future of the Affordable Care Act causes health insurance companies to pull out of ACA marketplaces, it offers more evidence of the damage political maneuvering in Washington, D.C. does to our healthcare system. If marketplaces are unstable, it is not because of an organic ACA...
Opposition forces GOP senators to delay ACA repeal-and-replace vote
John Arensmeyer, chief executive and founder of Small Business Majority, said the bill would harm small businesses by destabilizing the health insurance market, causing premiums to rise sharply and leaving millions of entrepreneurs and small business employees unable to afford coverage. An expert on health insurance and small businesses, Arensmeyer, whose group represents 55,000 small businesses, spoke at Health Journalism 2014 in Denver.
Today's Must-Reads For Entrepreneurs: Healthcare
And when a single illness or medical emergency can bankrupt a family, that family won’t be shopping at our small businesses or contributing to a robust economy." (A small-business lobbying group, Small Business Majority, argues that the Senate bill will hurt small businesses.)