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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
Press Release Date:
Thursday, 14 September, 2017

Statement from Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer in response to today’s Congressional Budget Office estimate that uncertainty created by President Donald Trump and his administration will hurt small businesses by causing a 15 percent spike in healthcare premiums

 

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released a damaging report on the consequences of the Administration’s efforts to undermin

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, 13 September, 2017

With U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham set to unveil their version of a replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act, Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer is available to discuss how that proposal might impact 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,” said Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer. “One in five ACA marketplace participants in 2014 was a small business owner or self employed.

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, 12 September, 2017

Statement from Small Business Majority California Director Mark Herbert in response to today’s vote by the California Assembly in favor of SB 63 by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, a paid family leave protection measure strongly supported by small businesses  

 

We’re glad the California Assembly voted today in favor of SB 63, which would expand California’s unpaid leave law to cover care for more family members and would ensure that more employees who use California’s Paid Family Leave program would be guaranteed job protection, because we know small business owners support these type of measures.

Topic:
Family Medical Leave
Press Release Date:
Friday, 8 September, 2017

Statement from Small Business Majority California Director Mark Herbert in response to the announcement by Covered California for Small Business that participation in its health insurance marketplace continues to grow and that premium increases continue to be stable   

 

Covered California for Small Business (CCSB) delivered great news to small businesses yesterday when it announced that participation in its health insurance marketplace has grown by 25 percent over the past year, and its weighted average premium increase for 2018 will be just 5.6 percent, down from a 5.9 percent increase in 2017.    

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, 5 September, 2017

Statement from Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to end Deferred Action for Child Arrivals and how eliminating that policy could harm entrepreneurship

In light of the fact that President Trump has announced he will end Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA), it is important to reemphasize the importance of sensible immigration policies for the benefit of both our small business community and our economy as a whole. After all, immigrants and particularly young people like the Dreamers who have been protected under DACA are the lifeblood of entrepreneurship–they work at small businesses, start small businesses and contribute to our economic success.

Topic:
Immigration
Press Release Date:
Thursday, 31 August, 2017

Statement from Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer in response to today’s announcement by the Trump administration that it intends to drastically reduce the budget for Affordable Care Act advertising and outreach

 

The Trump administration today said it plans to cut the advertising budget for open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces by 90 percent while also reducing funding for the in-person ACA outreach program by $23 million. If finalized, these moves will hurt small businesses because we need a robust education and outreach program to stabilize the ACA marketplaces and ensure small business owners and their employees have the information they need to enroll in health coverage.

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Thursday, 17 August, 2017

Statement from John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, in response to last weekend’s events in Charlottesville, V.A.

As advocates for the small business community, we condemn the violence, hatred and racial divisiveness displayed last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. The small business community is vast, diverse and represents all walks of life, and small business’ equally diverse workforce is what keeps our businesses humming and contributes to our global competitiveness. Entrepreneurs stand against bigotry because it is the right thing to do and also because it’s the right move for our business community and the economy.

Topic:
Non-discrimination
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, 15 August, 2017

Statement from Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer in response to today’s Congressional Budget Office score showing insurance premiums would increase by 20 percent on average next year if the federal government stops paying cost-sharing subsidies that support the Affordable Care Act marketplaces

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released its report on the fiscal and practical impacts of a potential decision by the federal government to discontinue paying cost-sharing subsidies to insurance companies as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Monday, 14 August, 2017

Missouri small businesses looking to learn more about healthcare, finance and retirement plan options can attend virtual seminars, or in-person events in St. Louis and Springfield   

 

St. Louis—Small Business Majority is pleased to offer a new series of free educational workshops that will help small businesses in Missouri increase their knowledge of financial, health and retirement resources, which should in turn help them boost their bottom lines.

Topic:
Access to Capital, Healthcare, Wellness, Workforce

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