Small Businesses Favor the ACA Over Replacement Plan By 2:1
Small Business Majority's scientific opinion polling found small businesses nationwide favor the Affordable Care Act over the Republican replacement plan, the American Health Care Act, by a 2:1 ratio.

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On March 23, Small Business Majority released a new scientific opinion poll that found small businesses favor the Affordable Care Act (ACA) over the Republican replacement plan, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a 2:1 ratio. Results show small businesses oppose key components of the AHCA, and the only specifics of the plan that they do support are provisions already available under the ACA. 

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On March 22, Small Business Majority released a new scientific opinion poll that found freelancers and self-employed entrepreneurs are doing reasonably well financially in the post-recession economy, but many are not able to save for retirement. As a result, they support portable retirement vehicles that address the flexible nature of their work. 

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With lawmakers in Washington, D.C. working to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer took to television to tell MSNBC's J.J. Ramberg why the ACA is working for small employers.

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On February 13, Small Business Majority sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives urging them to oppose HJR 66 and HJR 67, which would overturn the U.S. Department of Labor’s rule enabling states to establish retirement savings plans for private sector workers. Striking down this rule would have a chilling effect on states that are setting up their own retirement savings programs, which would be harmful to small businesses and their employees. 

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On February 9, Small Business Majority launched a new sign-on campaign where small business owners can voice their support for upholding the Affordable Care Act.

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On February 7, Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer provided remarks at the Insure the Uninsured Project's (ITUP) 21st Annual Conference as the incoming Board Chair for ITUP. He also spoke on a panel about state and federal advocacy efforts surrounding healthcare reform about the importance of the Affordable Care Act for small businesses and the self-employed.

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On January 12, the Treasury Department released a new report that found the health insurance marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act have been an important resource for entrepreneurs, and that one in five consumers in 2014 was a small business owner, self-employed or both. 

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On December 16, Midwest Outreach Manager Geri Aglipay was selected to the Cultivate: Women of Color Leadership Program sponsored by Crossroads Fund, Chicago Foundation for Women, Woods Fund Chicago and the Chicago Community Trust. The program aims to strengthen women leaders of color in Chicago working to advance economic, social and racial justice issues.

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On December 15, Small Business Majority released a new scientific opinion poll that found a majority of Colorado small businesses believe business owners should not be allowed to deny services to LGBT individuals based on the owner’s religious beliefs, including for wedding-related services.

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On December 13, Small Business Majority released new scientific polling that shows small businesses believe lack of education, experience and training is one of biggest challenges they face when it comes to hiring and employment, and they’re willing to act to ensure they have the skilled workers they need to run their businesses.

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