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Small Business Majority Supports California Bill AB 2502

Small Business Majority writes in support of California Bill AB 2502, which would require California establish the California Health Care Payments Database. This database would publicize information about healthcare usage, costs and outcomes that would further efforts to improve affordability and quality of existing healthcare options for all Californians, including many entrepreneurs and small business employees.

Small Business Majority Supports California Bill AB 2472

Small Business Majority writes in support of California Bill AB 2472, which would require Covered California to conduct a feasibility study on whether a public health insurance option is viable in California. Such a plan has the potential to increase competition and choice in healthcare options for Californians. A public option could also make small businesses more competitive when they are seeking to hire talent.

California farmers cultivate employee satisfaction by offering healthcare

How did Stepheni Norton, a military veteran, go from active duty, to farmer, to successful entrepreneur over the course of just six years? 

In February 2012, Stepheni and her husband Mike, who is also a military veteran, purchased the Wallace D. Dickinson homestead in National City, Calif. When they bought the property, Stepheni was preparing for a 10-month deployment, and after a seemingly harmless tick bite, she was unknowingly experiencing the early symptoms of Lyme disease. After being left untreated for two and a half years, Stepheni was finally diagnosed in 2014. 

Small Business Majority Urges the California Legislature to Include Healthcare in State Budget

Small Business Majority writes to urge the California Legislature to include funding for healthcare solutions in that will expand access to affordable coverage in the 2018-2019 State Budget. Some of the requests include: extending Medical access to all income-eligible undocumented adults and to consider enacting a California alternative to the ACA's individual mandate to maintain the robustness of the marketplaces.

Small Business Majority Supports California Bill AB 2499

Small Business Majority writes in support of California Bill AB 2499, which would ensure premium dollars are spent on actual healthcare expenses rather than administrative costs. This bill will codify existing ACA medical loss ratios of 80/20 for the individual market and 85/15 for the large group market into California law to reinforce the state’s commitment to affordability.

Small Business Majority Supports California Bill AB 2965

Small Business Majority writes to both the California State Assembly as well as California State Senate in support of AB 2965/S 974, which would expand MediCal coverage to undocumented immigrants. Extending this coverage would drastically decrease the number of remaining uninsured in the state, as roughly 1.8 million undocumented Californians are without healthcare coverage (more than half of the total uninsured).

Small Business Majority Testifies in Support of Colorado's Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act

Colorado Outreach Manager, Hunter Railey testified before the state's Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs committee in support of HB18-1260, or the Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act. The Drug Price Transparency Act of 2018 would provide policymakers and individuals with a better understanding of what contributes to prescription drug prices, justifications for why these prices are rising so quickly and how they contribute to total healthcare spending.

Colorado Small Business Owner Submits Testimony in Support of Prescription Drug Price Transparency

Leslie Baer, the owner of Energy Intersections, LLC, an energy management consulting firm in Denver, testified before the state's Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee in support of the Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act. The legislation, HB18-1260 can help address the issue of high drug costs by increasing price transparency. It will provide small businesses with access to lower drug prices.

Small Business Majority Testifies in Support of California Bill SB 910

Marke Herbert, California Director for Small Business Majority, testified in front of California's State Senate in support of SB 910, which would clarify that short-term limited duration health insurance cannot be sold in California and bolster health insurance markets. The legislation is meant to protect the robustness of the individual marketplace, which is vitally important for owners and employees of small businesses without group coverage, especially the roughly three million solo-entrepreneurs in California.