Healthcare

The Agenda for Georgia’s Entrepreneurs

Small Business Majority has created a comprehensive state policy agenda to ensure entrepreneurship is at the center of a thriving and inclusive economy in Georgia. The state’s 1 million small businesses comprise 99.6% of all businesses in the state, and they employ 1.6 million residents—nearly half of all Georgia employees.

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The Agenda for Wisconsin’s Entrepreneurs

Small Business Majority’s policy agenda ensures that small business is at the center of a thriving and inclusive economy in Wisconsin and advances policies that promote equitable pathways for entrepreneurship. The state’s 461,000 small businesses employed 1.3 million people in 2021, and small businesses have historically driven job growth .  Yet, small businesses in Wisconsin continue to face setbacks from the COVID-19 crisis and struggle to access critical financing and resources.

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Georgia business owner takes on healthcare inequity in more ways than one

Full-time health policy advocate and part-time doula Knetta Adkins is striving to make the Georgia healthcare system more accessible for everyone–especially families of color.
 
Knetta started practicing as a doula three years ago in Alabama, but soon after she relocated to Georgia and started her own practice, Douwella, where she supports parents through their pre and postpartum journey.
 
She says, “It’s important to me that I ensure that the families I work with have agency over their birthing story.”

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Small Businesses and Business Organizations add their name in support of the Inflation Reduction Act

Today, hundreds of small business owners and business organizations added their names to a letter urging Congress to pass the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. The letter outlines how small businesses stand to benefit from the legislation, namely by improving access to healthcare, increasing tax enforcement on large corporations, and making meaningful climate change investments.

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Small Business Majority submits comments concerning rate review of the Colorado Option

On August 1, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director Lindsey Vigoda submitted comments to the Colorado Division of Insurance concerning the rate review process of the Colorado Option's small group market filings, which could impact small business participation in the standardized health benefit plans. 

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Small Business Majority submits comments to Federal Register

Today, John Arensmeyer submitted comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking issued by the Internal Revenue Service, titled “Affordability of Employer Coverage for Family Members of Employees” (REG-114339-21). The proposed rule would amend the existing regulations regarding eligibility for the premium tax credit to provide that affordability of employer-sponsored minimum essential coverage (employer coverage) for family members of an employee is determined based on the employee's share of the cost of covering the employee and those family members, not the cost of cover

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Small Business Majority supports strengthening oversight over hospital mergers and consolidation

Small Business Majority is pleased to support AB 2080, which will discourage anticompetitive behaviors in the healthcare industry. This bill will strengthen oversight over hospital mergers and consolidation by the Attorney General, a key measure to control healthcare costs and affordability for small business owners.

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Small Business Majority supports hospital consolidation oversight bill in Calif.

Small Business Majority is excited to support AB 1132, which will discourage anticompetitive behaviors in the healthcare industry. This bill will strengthen oversight over hospital mergers and consolidation by the Attorney General, a key measure to control healthcare costs and affordability for small business owners.

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Small Business Majority supports California bill AB 1130

Small Business Majority is pleased to support AB 1130 (Wood), which will allow the Office of Healthcare and Affordability (OHCA) to collect data on healthcare spending across all sectors of the market. This data will allow the state to set targets on spending and control costs to make healthcare more affordable for small business owners, their employees and self-employed entrepreneurs.

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Opinion Survey: Colorado small businesses identify priorities for the Colorado General Assembly

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Small Business Majority
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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

As entrepreneurs continue to navigate business and economic challenges stemming from pandemic, Small Business Majority surveyed small business owners and operators in Colorado to assess business conditions and the rising costs of healthcare. 

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