Kerrigan Statement on U.S. House Passage of Health Care Reform

By at 4 May, 2017, 4:20 pm


For Immediate Release

Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan released the following statement following passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by the U.S. House:

“America’s small businesses and their employees have been burdened by Obamacare’s excessive costs, dwindling choices, and for many, the loss of health care plans that provided flexibility and health care security. Many are paying much more in monthly higher premiums and out-of-pocket costs, yet have less access to care. It’s unfortunate that the opponents of fixing Obamacare refuse to see or acknowledge the damage.

“Passage of the American Health Care Act by the U.S. House today is the first step in re-reforming a system that works for small businesses, their employees and all health care consumers. Now, the U.S. Senate must make this a priority. The burden of Obamacare and its high premiums, onerous taxes, and market damage are standing in the way of small business growth. Small businesses needs relief and affordable choices in order to grow, create jobs, invest with confidence, and compete in today’s economy. The AHCA is a solid reform package and we look forward to working with Senate leaders to ensure reform efforts align with the needs, and address the key concerns, of our entrepreneurs and small businesses.”

SBE Council is a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy, research and education organization that works to protect small business and promote entrepreneurship. For nearly 25 years SBE Council has worked to successfully implement a range of policy and private sector initiatives to strengthen the ecosystem for startups and small business growth. To learn more, visit SBE Council’s website: Follow on Twitter: @SBECouncil

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