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Anthem leaving Ohio's insurance market: Letter to the Editor

cleveland.com

This week, Anthem, one of Ohio's major insurance providers, announced its exit from the state's insurance marketplace, which would leave 18 counties without a coverage option under the state's Affordable Care Act marketplaces. This should come as no surprise, as the administration's efforts to undermine the ACA have left insurance companies with few options, and this is harming our small businesses.

The uncertainty surrounding ACA repeal and the White House's refusal to commit to reimbursing insurance companies for cost-sharing subsidies will undoubtedly...

Small businesses in clean energy sector still hope for best

Associated Press

But the Small Business Majority, which has supported limits on greenhouse gas emissions as a way to help the environment and the economy, said the U.S. needs government policies that "promote the development of renewable energy and the implementation of energy efficiency standards."

"America's entrepreneurs understand that the future of our economy and the job growth associated therewith depends upon policies that move us forward, not backward," says John Arensmeyer, the group's CEO.

Repeal of ACA would hurt small businesses

Longmont Daily Times-Call

As a small business owner who has greatly benefited from the Affordable Care Act, particularly the expansion of Medicaid, I am troubled by the Congressional Budget Office's recent evaluation of the replacement plan. The CBO score confirmed the widespread concern that millions would lose coverage if the American Health Care Act becomes law.

My young business consults with treatment agencies for drug and alcohol addiction, and provides education on paying for these services through Medicaid. The expansion of the Medicaid program under the ACA has provided a whole new area of...

New Research Shows Obamacare is Crucial to California’s Small Businesses

Medium.com

Opponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have spent years pleading their case against the healthcare law, making claims that it is bad for small businesses because it supposedly stifled job growth and increased costs for small firms. A new report, however, proves such arguments are flat-out wrong through hard data showing the ACA is critical to the success of California’s small businesses.

A data brief released recently by UC Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education shows just how much the ACA has helped many California small businesses, self-employed entrepreneurs and...

CBO Score Says AHCA Will Leave 23 Million More Uninsured

Steelers Lounge

The analysis said the House bill, the American Health Care Act, would reduce federal deficits by $119 billion over the next decade. Said Price: "The CBO was wrong when they analyzed Obamacare's effect on cost and coverage, and they are wrong now". The fact that Republicans want to enact a policy that will strip health care coverage from millions of people is upsetting, but it's not exactly new information. "This means many small firms would close up shop while others would never get off the ground", said John Arensmeyer, founder of Small Business Majority,...

Local businesses take part in health and wellness challenge

KODE-TV Online
Topics:
Wellness

"It also focuses not just on physical activity, but on the employee as a whole and on the employer as a whole, so you can also get points for drinking eight glasses of water, or meditating," said Mary Overbey with the Small Business Majority.

While it is a competition, pitting teams in Joplin and Springfield against teams from the St. Louis area, Overbey says there aren't any losers here.

Trump’s budget cuts would create more barriers to small-business success

Westfair Communications Online
Topics:
Healthcare, General Small Business, Access to Capital, Entrepreneurship

President Trump’s proposed budget for 2018 would hit small businesses hard. If enacted, the plan would slash Medicaid, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund — all programs that small businesses depend on.

The most egregious cut in the White House’s proposal is the gutting of Medicaid, a program that delivers health coverage to millions of small-business employees nationwide and self-employed entrepreneurs. In fact, Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act grew the number of small-business employees...

Sunsetting online enrollment means fewer health care options for small businesses

Westfair Communications Online
Topics:
Healthcare

We are very disappointed the Trump administration recently announced they are proposing to sunset online enrollment for the federal Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) marketplaces. If the proposal is finalized, after Nov. 15 small businesses would only be able to window-shop for SHOP coverage through Healthcare.gov and would instead have to enroll by using a broker or buying directly from an insurance company. Forcing small employers to make this extra effort just to enroll in SHOP will make it likely that SHOP usage dwindles to little or nothing.

As disappointing as...

Budget office examination of health care bill confirms fears

Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald
Topics:
Healthcare

This week, the Congressional Budget Office revised their estimate of the American Health Care Act, and I'm concerned about how this legislation will impact me as a small-business owner. The AHCA will leave 23 million uninsured, and I could be one of them.

I am currently enrolled in the state marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado, and it has been vital for my business. Not only am I saving money, but my quality of care has greatly improved compared to my previous plan. The consistency and predictability of my health care has lifted a huge financial burden, and now I can spend...

Sen. John McCain: Senate Working On Its Version Of AHCA

Christiannewstoday.com
Topics:
Healthcare

But two small-business groups, the Main Street Alliance and the Small Business Majority, said the bill could hurt their members, many of whom rely on the individual insurance market for their coverage. It did not guess which states might do that, but the report says that one-sixth of the population could be subject to that instability.

CBO report rips GOP health bill

Steelers Lounge
Topics:
Healthcare

"This means many small firms would close up shop while others would never get off the ground", said John Arensmeyer, founder of Small Business Majority, which represents 55,000 small businesses.

The Congressional Budget Office Has Scored Trumpcare 2.0, And It Wasn't Kind

VouxMagazine
Topics:
Healthcare

However, the report acknowledges that insurers have reduced their participation in the exchanges, leaving some Americans with no options for buying insurance. "This means many small firms would close up shop while others would never get off the ground", said John Arensmeyer, founder of Small Business Majority, which represents 55,000 small businesses.

Key GOP senators slam House Obamacare replacement after CBO report

Click Lancashire
Topics:
Healthcare

Small Business Majority Founder and CEO John Arensmeyer the AHCA would be a disaster for small businesses because it would destabilize the health insurance market, cause premiums to skyrocket and leave millions of people with pre-existing conditions unable to afford coverage.

GOP focus on lowering health premiums may undermine plan

Click Lancashire
Topics:
Healthcare

"This means many small firms would close up shop while others would never get off the ground", said John Arensmeyer, founder of Small Business Majority, which represents 55,000 small businesses.

Fewer insured under GOP bill

Steelers Lounge
Topics:
Healthcare

But two small-business groups, the Main Street Alliance and the Small Business Majority, said the bill could hurt their members, many of whom rely on the individual insurance market for their coverage.

CBO: 23M More Americans Uninsured Under AHCA

The Villages Suntimes
Topics:
Healthcare

But two small-business groups, the Main Street Alliance and the Small Business Majority, said the bill could hurt their members, many of whom rely on the individual insurance market for their coverage. That is the bill approved and now evaluated by CBO.

Here's What the GOP Bill Does to Obamacare's 'Essential Health Benefits'

Steelers Lounge
Topics:
Healthcare

But two small-business groups, the Main Street Alliance and the Small Business Majority, said the bill could hurt their members, many of whom rely on the individual insurance market for their coverage.

Lawson introduces first bill aimed to help small business leaders

Westside Gazette
Topics:
Healthcare

“Congressman Lawson’s introduction of the Entrepreneurial Education Initiative is great news for entrepreneurs,” said John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority. “This legislation will help ensure that small business owners in underserved communities have the support they need to launch and grow their businesses. This is a step in the right direction for businesses and local economies. ”

Patient, Doctor Groups Say New CBO Score Reveals Health Care Bill's Flaws

NPR
Topics:
Healthcare

But two small-business groups, the Main Street Alliance and the Small Business Majority, said the bill could hurt their members, many of whom rely on the individual insurance market for their coverage.

"Many solo entrepreneurs would likely be forced out of the insurance market entirely. This means many small firms would close up shop while others would never get off the ground," said John Arensmeyer, founder of Small Business Majority, which represents 55,000 small businesses.

Analysts say GOP bill leaves 23 million more uninsured

CelebCafe.org
Topics:
Healthcare

“In 2026, an estimated 51 million people under age 65 would be uninsured, compared with 28 million who would lack insurance that year under current law. This means many small firms would close up shop while others would never get off the ground”, said John Arensmeyer, founder of Small Business Majority, which represents 55,000 small businesses. The CBO indicates that it would by making health care less affordable for some consumers in states that obtain the waivers. CBO says very clearly that’s not the case. For states that do not request waivers for essential health benefits or community...

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