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California Healthcare Expert and Small Business Owners Available to Give Small Business Perspective on Affordable Care Act Repeal

For Immediate Release: 
Thursday, 5 January, 2017

Mark Herbert, California Director for Small Business Majority, is available to speak to media about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how it has helped small business owners. Small business owners around the state are also available to share their personal ACA success stories.

Who: Small business and economic expert Mark Herbert, California Director for Small Business Majority, is available to speak to media about the ways in which small employers have benefited from the Affordable Care Act.

“The Affordable Care Act is the first policy that has made a real difference in lowering healthcare costs for small business owners,” Herbert said. “In addition to the financial support that enables entrepreneurs and small business employees to purchase medical insurance in competitive markets like California, the law has enabled expansion of Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program, helping the lowest-income small business employees to obtain health coverage. What’s more, 28 percent the 22 million self-employed Americans were uninsured before the ACA—many because of pre-existing conditions. Now those entrepreneurs can obtain quality, affordable health insurance.

Unfortunately, California will be hit especially hard if the ACA is fully repealed. Without the ACA in place, rates will skyrocket, employers will drop or limit their coverage offerings and workers will lose insurance. Politicians who fail to understand what is at stake when it comes to the ACA are not doing their job and they’re not looking out for the best interests of our nation’s small business owners.”

When: Mark Herbert is available for interviews this week and next. Small business owner around the state are also available for interviews.

To Request An Interview: Contact Simon Brown, Media Relations Manager for Small Business Majority: (415) 332-0340 or sbrown@smallbusinessmajority.org.

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About Small Business Majority

Small Business Majority was founded and is run by small business owners to focus on solving the biggest problems facing small businesses today. Since 2005, we have actively engaged small business owners and policymakers in support of public policy solutions, and have delivered information and resources to entrepreneurs that promote small business growth and drive a strong economy. We regularly engage our network of 55,000 small business owners along with a formal strategic partnership program of more than 150 business organizations, enabling us to reach more than 500,000 entrepreneurs. Our extensive scientific polling, focus groups and economic research help us educate and inform policymakers, the media and other stakeholders about key issues impacting small businesses and freelancers, including access to capital, taxes, healthcare, retirement, entrepreneurship and workforce development. Learn more about us on our website and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

About Small Business Majority
Small Business Majority is a national small business advocacy organization, founded and run by small business owners to focus on solving the biggest problems facing America's 28 million small businesses today. Since 2005, we have actively engaged small business owners and policymakers in support of public policy solutions, and have delivered information and resources to entrepreneurs that promote small business growth and drive a strong, sustainable economy. We are a team of more than 30 working from our 11 offices in Washington, D.C. and 9 states, with a network of more than 45,000 small business owners and more than 2,000 business organizations, along with a formal strategic partnership program of more than 125 business organizations, enabling us to reach more than 500,000 entrepreneurs. Our extensive scientific polling, focus groups and economic research help us educate and inform policymakers, the media and other stakeholders about issues including taxes, healthcare, access to capital, entrepreneurship, workforce development, clean energy and immigration. Learn more about us on our website and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Topic: 
Healthcare
Press State: 
CA