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Press Release Date:
Tuesday, 17 October, 2017

Small Business Majority’s 2017 Small Business Policy Forum will bring small business owners together Oct. 17-18 in Washington, D.C., for an interactive dialogue on some of the biggest policy issues facing small firms today

Washington, D.C.—Fifty of the best and brightest entrepreneurs from across the country will meet in our nation’s capital starting today to tackle policy issues and discuss how to promote reforms that will help small businesses thrive.

Topic:
Summit
Press Release Date:
Friday, 13 October, 2017

Women small business owners cite access to birth control as an important factor in their ability to advance their career and become business owners; support contraceptive coverage for employees

Washington, DC—A scientific opinion poll released today found women small business owners say access to birth control was important to their ability to advance their careers and start their firms.

Topic:
Healthcare, Women in Business
Press Release Date:
Friday, 13 October, 2017

Statement from Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer in response to the White House’s announcement that the federal government would like to stop paying cost-sharing subsidies that support the Affordable Care Act marketplaces

The announcement by President Trump yesterday that the federal government would like to discontinue paying subsidies to insurance companies as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would harm small businesses by destabilizing the health insurance market, causing premiums to skyrocket and leaving millions of entrepreneurs and small business employees unable to afford coverage.  

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Thursday, 12 October, 2017

Statement by Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on why the administration’s executive order allowing for association health plans will be terrible for the small group market and small firms

We are extremely disappointed this administration continues to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as evidenced today when President Trump signed an executive order allowing insurance companies to sell health insurance products across state lines and making it easier for groups to establish association health plans (AHPs). These changes would be bad for small businesses and their employees because they could lead to higher premiums, unbalanced risk pools and lower-quality insurance.

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Thursday, 12 October, 2017

Small Business Majority’s 2017 Small Business Policy Forum will bring small business owners together Oct. 17-18 for a dialogue on some of the major policy matters facing small firms today; small business owners and experts will be available for interviews

 

Washington, DC—A scientific opinion poll released today found women small business owners say access to birth control was important to their ability to advance their careers and start their firms.

Topic:
Summit
Press Release Date:
Friday, 6 October, 2017

Statement from Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on why new policies released today allowing employers to opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that health plans cover contraceptives will ultimately be bad for small businesses

 

We are disappointed that President Donald Trump chose to release new rules today that will allow for-profit, secular employers to opt out of providing their employees with healthcare plans that include access to no-cost birth control if birth control is something the owners of a business object to because of their personal or religious beliefs. Small businesses are not clamoring for this change to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Instead, they want lawmakers to strengthen the ACA marketplaces and bring down costs.

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, 27 September, 2017

Statement from Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on why today’s tax reform proposal will increase the deficit while doing little to aid small businesses

While the tax proposal released today by Republican leadership is being touted as a boon for small businesses, the reality is that it will not actually benefit most Main Street businesses. This is why we need lawmakers to focus on a bottom-up approach that will help all businesses, as well as level the playing field so small business owners are not stuck footing the bill when large corporations take advantage of loopholes and avoid paying their fair share.

Topic:
Taxes
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, 26 September, 2017

Statement by Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on why Senate Republicans’ decision not to vote on an Affordable Care Act replacement plan offered by U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham is great news for small businesses

We are relieved that U.S. Senate Republican leadership decided not to vote this week on the Graham-Cassidy replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), ending the bill’s chances of becoming law. Throughout Senate Republicans’ attempt to repeal and replace the ACA, it was intensely frustrating that so many lawmakers refused to accept that the ACA has been tremendously beneficial to small businesses.

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Monday, 25 September, 2017

Many small business owners say lack of access to child care made it harder for them to start a small business; majority support expanding federal programs to help low- and moderate-income families afford child care

 

Washington, DC—A scientific opinion poll released today found many small business owners struggled to access affordable child care, and a majority of small employers favor the expansion of federal programs to help low- and moderate-income families afford child care.

Topic:
Family Medical Leave
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, 20 September, 2017

Statement by Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on why the Affordable Care Act replacement plan offered by U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham would harm small businesses

Since U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham remain determined to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it is once again necessary to remind lawmakers that the ACA has greatly benefited America’s small businesses. One in five ACA marketplace participants in 2014 was a small business owner or self employed.

Topic:
Healthcare

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