For Immediate Release: 3.25.2010
Small Businesses: Passage of Final Healthcare Reform a Job Well Done
Congress’s passage today of final healthcare reform legislation is a turning point for America’s 28 million small businesses. They can finally get some relief from excessive healthcare costs. They can finally refocus on innovating, producing and boosting the economy instead of worrying about health insurance. They can finally get back to business.
The reform legislation signed into law by the president on March 23 addressed small business owners’ top concerns—affordability and accessibility. The legislation passed today includes vital improvements to reform’s overall framework—including more robust tax credits for individuals—that will help small business employees afford coverage.
Small businesses have spent decades battling exorbitant premiums, discriminatory practices and outright injustices perpetrated by a broken healthcare system. The passage of comprehensive healthcare reform today means they will no longer have to fight those battles. Today was a good day for small businesses and America.
Small Business Majority is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded and run by small business owners and focused on solving the biggest problem facing small businesses today: the skyrocketing cost of health coverage. We speak for the nearly 28 million Americans who are self-employed or own businesses of up to 100 employees. Our organization sponsors scientific research that guides us to understand and advocate on behalf of the interests of small businesses across the country.
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.