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Health Care Reform that Works for All

Single-payer schemes and proposals to incrementally give government more control and power over health care spending and decisions would harm access and erode quality. Policy initiatives that promote competition, and encourage investment in new drugs, treatments and innovative solutions for delivering health care are the type of reforms that will make the system more responsive to America’s health care consumers.

August 15th, 2019 by

In an August 15 Morning Consult Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan and health care expert and consultant Katy Talento, who formerly served as the top health policy advisor to President Donald J. Trump on the Domestic Policy Council, wrote about the ills of  “surprise medical billing” and what needs to be done […]

August 12th, 2019 by

What they are saying… The last thing a patient needs after getting hit by a surprise medical bill is to endure a federally established “arbitration” process to settle the dispute.  The idea is being advocated by some – largely hospitals and specialty physicians – to include an arbitration scheme in legislation moving through Congress to […]

July 19th, 2019 by

HEATH CARE NEWS For Immediate Release …Urges Action on the “HIT” and Expresses Unease About “Arbitration” to Surprise Billing, and Certain Drug Price Proposals Washington, D.C.  – It was a big week for health care reform. The Trump Administration announced another positive initiative for patients and small businesses, and the U.S. House advanced a package […]

June 25th, 2019 by

WASHINGTON – This week the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions is expected to mark-up the “Lower Health Care Costs Act” (S. 1895), which among other things, attempts to address the problem of surprise medical bills. As members of Congress on both sides of the aisle propose ways to tackle the surprise billing […]

June 5th, 2019 by

The Honorable Lamar Alexander Chairman Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Patty Murray Ranking Member Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray: We applaud you for seeking a solution to surprise medical billing in your draft legislation, the “Lower Health Care […]

May 13th, 2019 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER Consumers need affordable, flexible health coverage options that encourage startup activity, and allow people to seamlessly transition in and out of the workforce when needed. One-size-fits-all coverage does not work for our modern, mobile workforce. By Karen Kerrigan- Opponents and political opportunists call them “junk” health insurance plans, but that flawed and […]

April 30th, 2019 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER Why are Democrats Trying to Take Away Short-Term Health Coverage? By Karen Kerrigan- High health coverage costs remain a big issue for small businesses, and prohibit many people from starting a new business.  Entrepreneurship is a big risk, and for those who need to jump full-time into business ownership to make it […]

April 30th, 2019 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Rules Committee is hosting a hearing on the “Medicare for All Act of 2019,” a step that shows U.S. House Democrats and the bill’s 100 cosponsors are serious about moving legislation that would abolish private health coverage for 180 million Americans, add an eye-popping $32 […]

March 12th, 2019 by

Small Business Insider On the good news front from the nation’s capitol, bipartisan momentum is building to address a major pain point for small businesses and the self-employed – crushing health coverage costs.  Bipartisan bills have been introduced in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House that would provide relief for small businesses from the unfair […]

March 7th, 2019 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. –  While some elected officials in the nation’s capital see it as their job to fuel partisanship or score political points, bipartisan momentum is building on Capitol Hill to address a major pain point for small businesses and the self-employed – crushing health coverage costs.  Bipartisan bills have been […]

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