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Press Release Date:
Thursday, 22 June, 2017

Statement from Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on why the U.S. Senate’s proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act would harm small businesses.

After weeks of closed-door meetings and backroom deals, the U.S. Senate today released a draft of its proposed revisions to the American Health Care Act (AHCA), legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last month to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Monday, 19 June, 2017

With a looming Wednesday deadline for insurance companies to decide whether or not they will remain in the Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplaces that serve 39 states, Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer is available to speak to media about the negative impact an unstable healthcare market will have on small firms. Small business owners nationwide are also available to share their personal ACA success stories.

When the uncertain future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) causes health insurance companies to pull out of ACA marketplaces, it offers more evidence of the damage political maneuvering in Washington, D.C. does to our healthcare system,” said John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority.

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Thursday, 8 June, 2017

Statement by Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on why the U.S. House of Representatives’ vote to remove consumer protections from the Dodd-Frank Act is bad for small firms

Today’s vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to gut key portions of the Dodd-Frank Act is bad for America’s small businesses. This move would undo many provisions of a law that has addressed causes of the 2008 financial collapse and has protected small business borrowers from predatory lenders.  

Topic:
Financial Reform
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, 24 May, 2017

Statement from Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer in response to today’s Congressional Budget Office estimate on the impact of the American Health Care Act, which would take insurance away from an estimated 23 million Americans

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released a report on the fiscal and practical impacts of an amended version of the replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Although Republicans in the U.S.

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, 23 May, 2017

Statement by John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, in reaction to President Donald Trump’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 that calls for reductions to Medicaid, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Consumer Development Financial Institutions Fund

President Trump’s proposed budget for 2018 would hit small businesses hard. If enacted, today’s 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.

Topic:
Access to Capital, Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Monday, 15 May, 2017

Wellness program will benefit small employers who often want to provide wellness programs but lack the resources to encourage healthy habits among their employees

Springfield—Small Business Majority is pleased to announce a program that will help small businesses in Missouri boost the overall health of their employees. The Healthy Business, Healthy Community Workplace Wellness Challenge is a locally based competition that launches today and will run for eight weeks. The goal of the Wellness Challenge is to help employers encourage healthier habits in the workplace, all while participating in fun activities and connecting with other small businesses in their area.

Topic:
Wellness
Press Release Date:
Monday, 15 May, 2017

Small businesses in St. Louis will compete against small business in southwest Missouri; will benefit small employers who often want to provide wellness programs but lack the resources to offer them

St. Louis—Small Business Majority is pleased to announce a new program that will help small businesses in Missouri boost the overall health of their employees. The Healthy Business, Healthy Community Workplace Wellness Challenge is a locally based competition that launches today and will run for eight weeks.

Topic:
Wellness
Press Release Date:
Monday, 15 May, 2017

Statement by John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' announcement today that they are proposing to end SHOP’s online enrollment feature

 

We are very disappointed the Trump administration announced today 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.

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Thursday, 4 May, 2017

Statement from Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on the American Health Care Act and how it will harm small businesses

 

We are frustrated and disappointed that the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act today, the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. This is an irresponsible and costly move that will do little more than create instability in the insurance market and greatly reduce the ability of small business owners, their employees and self-employed Americans to obtain health coverage. What’s more, we know small businesses strongly support the current healthcare law and oppose the replacement.

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, 3 May, 2017

Statement from John Arensmeyer, Small Business Majority Founder & CEO, on why a U.S. Senate vote to overturn a federal rule that makes it easier for states to establish retirement savings plans will harm small employers

 

It is disappointing that the U.S. Senate today adopted HJR 66, which will overturn the U.S. Department of Labor’s rule that enables states to establish retirement savings plans for private sector workers. Striking down this rule will have a chilling effect on states that are establishing their own retirement savings programs, which in turn will harm small businesses and their employees.

Topic:
Retirement

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