Healthcare

Small Business Majority testifies at public hearing on the Colorado Option's small group market

On July 6, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director Lindsey Vigoda testified before the Colorado Division of Insurance to provide comments on the Colorado Option’s small group market premium reductions to ensure that health insurance carriers and hospitals are making all efforts to lower healthcare costs. This will greatly benefit Coloradans and small businesses and make healthcare more affordable for all.

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Women entrepreneurs see access to reproductive health as essential to their economic security

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Small Business Majority
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Wednesday, June 14, 2023

One year after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Small Business Majority conducted an opinion poll of women small business owners to understand the importance of reproductive rights to their economic well-being and to the entire small business ecosystem. They support improved and expanded access to reproductive healthcare, including birth control and abortion.

2024 Policy Priorities

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Executive summary

The Agenda for America’s Entrepreneurs sets forth policies that empower America's diverse entrepreneurs to build a thriving and equitable economy. Spanning across three key pillars that underpin our work, we advocate for policies that increase equitable access to capital, foster a sustainable workforce and promote a level playing field for entrepreneurs. If implemented these policies would ensure the growth of a robust small business ecosystem, reduce barriers and expand access to the American dream.  

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Illinois entrepreneur calls on Congress to rein in rising healthcare costs

Leslie Allison-Seei is the president of Robust Promotions LLC, an award-winning turnkey service provider offering prize consulting, legal documents and support, microsite infrastructure, graphic design and much more, in Villa Park, Ill. Together with her husband Greg, they’ve worked with restaurant chains and global brands such as Popeyes and Häagen Dazs, among others. 

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Small Business Majority opposes legislation restricting access to reproductive healthcare in North Carolina

On May 4, Small Business Majority's National Women's Entrepreneurship Director Rachel Shanklin submitted a letter to North Carolina House Leadership in opposition to Senate Bill 20, legislation that would ban abortion procedures except in very limited instances. Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare, including abortion, threatens the health, independence, and economic stability of women small business owners and their employees.

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Small Business Majority testifies in support of critical healthcare protections for Colorado small businesses

On April 25, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director Lindsey Vigoda testified before the Colorado House Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Committee on HB 23-1303, legislation that includes critical protections for Coloradans and small businesses in the event of an insurance company failure, which would severely impact their ability to access affordable healthcare.

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Colorado Small Business Owner Testifies on Healthcare Accessibility and Affordability

On March 24, Sandra Payne, co-owner of Denver Concrete Vibrator, testified before the Colorado House Health & Insurance Committee in support of HB 23-1215, which will make a difference in healthcare accessibility and affordability for Coloradans, and specifically for small business owners.

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Small Business Majority testifies in support of bill to limit unreasonable rate increases

Midwest Director Tasha Brown testifies to express our support for Senate Bill 1912, legislation that will provide the Department of Insurance the authority to reject unreasonable rate increases for health insurance in both the individual and small group markets.

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Small Business Majority supports California bill to discourage anticompetitive behaviors in the healthcare industry

As a representative of the more than four million small businesses in California, Small Business Majority is pleased to support AB 1091, which will discourage anticompetitive behaviors in the healthcare industry. This bill will prevent anticompetitive contracting provisions and strengthen oversight of hospital mergers and consolidation by the Attorney General, a key measure to control healthcare costs and affordability for small businesses. 

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Small Business Majority opposes bill to limit California’s Attorney General's oversight of nonprofit hospital mergers

As a leading representative of the four million small businesses in California, Small Business Majority writes to Senate Health Committee Chair to oppose SB 774 (Jones), which would severely limit the authority of California’s Attorney General to protect access to and affordability of hospital services provided by most hospitals in California. This would in turn impact healthcare costs for Californians, including members of the small business community who already struggle with access to affordable care.

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