Did you know?

Health Coverage Guide

Small business Profile

New Healthcare Law Helps Michigan Small Business Owner Expand

Mark Hodesh

Mark Hodesh
Downtown Home and Garden
Ann Arbor, MI

Read profile

PRESS ROOM

Share |

Press statement

For Immediate Release: 10.1.2012

Approval of Healthcare Reform Bill a Win for California Small Businesses

Today, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation essential to helping California small business owners save money on their healthcare bills. AB 1083, sponsored by Small Business Majority and Health Access California, will conform state law to the federal healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act. Essentially, the new law will prevent small businesses from seeing spikes in insurance premiums based on the health status, age or gender of their workers.

According to our opinion polling, 71 percent of California small business owners who don’t offer health insurance to their employees say it’s because they can’t afford it. Reforms in the Affordable Care Act aim to make health coverage more affordable, and AB 1083 helps do this by bringing California’s small employer market into alignment with the federal law.

Specifically, this bill includes three major reforms that are essential to saving small businesses money:

We’re pleased the governor signed this important bill and that California is taking a lead role in implementing reforms in the Affordable Care Act. Our state’s small businesses, and our economy as a whole, will be better off for it.

 

Who is the Small Business Majority?

Small Business Majority is a national small business advocacy organization, founded and run by small business owners, to support America’s 28 million small businesses. We conduct extensive opinion and economic research and work with our rapidly growing network of small business owners across the country to ensure their voices are an integral part of the public policy debate. Learn more about us on Wikipedia and follow us on Twitter and Facebook. We also host the Health Coverage Guide, an independent, unbiased source of information for small businesses about health insurance.

About Small Business Majority
Small Business Majority is a national small business advocacy organization, founded and run by small business owners to focus on solving the biggest problems facing America's 28 million small businesses today. Since 2005, we have actively engaged small business owners and policymakers in support of public policy solutions, and have delivered information and resources to entrepreneurs that promote small business growth and drive a strong, sustainable economy. We are a team of 37 working from our 14 offices in Washington, D.C. and 12 states, with a network of more than 40,000 small business owners and more than 2,000 business organizations, along with a formal strategic partnership program of more than 125 business organizations, enabling us to reach more than 500,000 entrepreneurs. Our extensive scientific polling, focus groups and economic research help us educate and inform policymakers, the media and other stakeholders about issues including taxes, healthcare, access to capital, entrepreneurship, workforce development, clean energy and immigration. Learn more about us on our website and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

Download PDF of release

 

Small Business News Archive