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Press Release Date:
Thursday, 12 October, 2017

Small Business Majority’s 2017 Small Business Policy Forum will bring small business owners together Oct. 17-18 for a dialogue on some of the major policy matters facing small firms today; small business owners and experts will be available for interviews

 

Washington, DC—A scientific opinion poll released today found women small business owners say access to birth control was important to their ability to advance their careers and start their firms.

Topic:
Summit
Press Release Date:
Friday, 6 October, 2017

Statement from Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on why new policies released today allowing employers to opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that health plans cover contraceptives will ultimately be bad for small businesses

 

We are disappointed that President Donald Trump chose to release new rules today that will allow for-profit, secular employers to opt out of providing their employees with healthcare plans that include access to no-cost birth control if birth control is something the owners of a business object to because of their personal or religious beliefs. Small businesses are not clamoring for this change to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Instead, they want lawmakers to strengthen the ACA marketplaces and bring down costs.

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, 27 September, 2017

Statement from Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on why today’s tax reform proposal will increase the deficit while doing little to aid small businesses

While the tax proposal released today by Republican leadership is being touted as a boon for small businesses, the reality is that it will not actually benefit most Main Street businesses. This is why we need lawmakers to focus on a bottom-up approach that will help all businesses, as well as level the playing field so small business owners are not stuck footing the bill when large corporations take advantage of loopholes and avoid paying their fair share.

Topic:
Taxes
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, 26 September, 2017

Statement by Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on why Senate Republicans’ decision not to vote on an Affordable Care Act replacement plan offered by U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham is great news for small businesses

We are relieved that U.S. Senate Republican leadership decided not to vote this week on the Graham-Cassidy replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), ending the bill’s chances of becoming law. Throughout Senate Republicans’ attempt to repeal and replace the ACA, it was intensely frustrating that so many lawmakers refused to accept that the ACA has been tremendously beneficial to small businesses.

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Monday, 25 September, 2017

Many small business owners say lack of access to child care made it harder for them to start a small business; majority support expanding federal programs to help low- and moderate-income families afford child care

 

Washington, DC—A scientific opinion poll released today found many small business owners struggled to access affordable child care, and a majority of small employers favor the expansion of federal programs to help low- and moderate-income families afford child care.

Topic:
Family Medical Leave
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, 20 September, 2017

Statement by Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on why the Affordable Care Act replacement plan offered by U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham would harm small businesses

Since U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham remain determined to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it is once again necessary to remind lawmakers that the ACA has greatly benefited America’s small businesses. One in five ACA marketplace participants in 2014 was a small business owner or self employed.

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Thursday, 14 September, 2017

Statement from Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer in response to today’s Congressional Budget Office estimate that uncertainty created by President Donald Trump and his administration will hurt small businesses by causing a 15 percent spike in healthcare premiums

 

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released a damaging report on the consequences of the Administration’s efforts to undermin

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, 13 September, 2017

With U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham set to unveil their version of a replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act, Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer is available to discuss how that proposal might impact small businesses

 

“Since U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham remain determined to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it is once again necessary to remind lawmakers that the ACA has greatly benefited America’s small businesses,” said Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer. “One in five ACA marketplace participants in 2014 was a small business owner or self employed.

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, 12 September, 2017

Statement from Small Business Majority California Director Mark Herbert in response to today’s vote by the California Assembly in favor of SB 63 by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, a paid family leave protection measure strongly supported by small businesses  

 

We’re glad the California Assembly voted today in favor of SB 63, which would expand California’s unpaid leave law to cover care for more family members and would ensure that more employees who use California’s Paid Family Leave program would be guaranteed job protection, because we know small business owners support these type of measures.

Topic:
Family Medical Leave
Press Release Date:
Friday, 8 September, 2017

Statement from Small Business Majority California Director Mark Herbert in response to the announcement by Covered California for Small Business that participation in its health insurance marketplace continues to grow and that premium increases continue to be stable   

 

Covered California for Small Business (CCSB) delivered great news to small businesses yesterday when it announced that participation in its health insurance marketplace has grown by 25 percent over the past year, and its weighted average premium increase for 2018 will be just 5.6 percent, down from a 5.9 percent increase in 2017.    

Topic:
Healthcare

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