Healthcare

Small Business Majority supports reducing cost-sharing for Covered California enrollees

As a leading representative of the four million small businesses in California, Small Business Majority writes to Assemblymember Wood to express support AB 1208 (Schiavo), which will dramatically reduce cost-sharing for Covered California enrollees. This is particularly important to entrepreneurs who struggle to afford healthcare costs.

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Small Business Majority Testifies in Support of Limits on Hospital Fees

On March 24, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director Lindsey Vigoda testified before the House Health & Insurance Committe to support HB 23-1215. This legislation will provide protections for Coloradans and small business owners from costs associated with abusive hospital facility fees.

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Small Business Majority Offers Testimony on Healthcare Affordability

Today, CEO and Founder John Arensmeyer offered written testimony to the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health hearing: "Why Health Care is Unaffordable." Mr. Arensmeyer offered a range of policy solutions to help address healthcare affordability issues and support America's diverse entrepreneurial ecosystem with access to quality coverage. 
 

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Small Business Majority supports greater access to reproductive healthcare in Colorado

On March 15, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director Lindsey Vigoda submitted written testimony to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee in support of SB 23-189, which will provide greater access to insurance-covered benefits for reproductive healthcare, and to explain why access to reproductive healthcare is vital to current and aspiring entrepreneurs.

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Small Business Majority supports proposal to remove medical debt from credit reporting

On February 22, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director Lindsey Vigoda testified before the House Business Affairs & Labor Committee in support of HB 23-126, legislation that would remove medical debt from credit reporting and protect marginalized communities across Colorado, including small employers and their employees.

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Small Business Majority Supports Prescription Drug Affordability Board in New Mexico

Today, Public Policy Director and New Mexico Outreach Director submitted a letter to New Mexico's House Health & Human Services Committee in favor of HB 51, the Prescription Drug Affordability Board (PDAB) Act. This legislation would help address the high cost of prescription drugs, which have a great impact on small business owners who are struggling to offer healthcare benefits to their employees. 

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Atlanta chocolatiers infuse personal values into their small business

Without a trace of experience in the food industry, Matt Weyandt and his family sailed into the world of chocolate and launched Xocolatl in late 2014. Although their business is based in Atlanta, Matt and his wife Elaine discovered the wonders of chocolate and chocolate-making processes in the Costa Rican jungles. 

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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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