Not all businesses oppose public option plans. Small Business Majority (SBM), which has a network of more than 85,000 small business members, has supported the ACA as well as a public option.
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Research shows that almost half of small business owners have increased deductibles or copayments for their employees, and a quarter have required their employees to pay higher premiums. A recent article in HealthcareDive.com cited findings from a poll sponsored by the Small Business Majority and patient advocacy group Families USA noting that “small businesses are struggling to cover the high costs of health insurance for their employees after a year of COVID-19.”
As a child growing up in the rugged Rust Belt city of Rockford, Ill., Michelle Youngblood loved to make sketches of dresses and outfits. After high school she went to design school in Chicago.
Statement from John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on the importance of a robust infrastructure deal for small businesses
“After months of stalled negotiations, we are encouraged that a bipartisan group of senators have come to an agreement with the White House on an infrastructure package that includes critical provisions from the American Jobs Plan. But with that said, we urge Congress to enact even more substantial economic reforms needed to level the playing field for small businesses.