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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.

July 1st, 2021 by

Dear Member of Congress: Rising healthcare costs and limited options are hurting small businesses and their employees. A new survey released this week by SBE Council finds that small business owners want policies that support their efforts to offer more health insurance options, not government intrusions that could undermine those efforts. In our survey of more than 500 small […]

June 30th, 2021 by

“72% agree that employers and employees, not government, should decide the type of health plans offered to workers.” For Immediate Release June 30, 2021 Washington, D.C. – Rising health care costs and limited options are hurting small businesses and their employees, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) revealed today. A new survey released […]

June 28th, 2021 by

Webinar: What do Employers Want in Health Care? Join Us on Wednesday, June 30 at 3:00 PM EST to Find Out! For more than a decade, health reform has focused on the Affordable Care Act, the individual health insurance market, and government program expansion. ● Congress is considering several policies to address health coverage and […]

April 5th, 2021 by

In an April 4 Op-ed in the International Business Times, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan provides a snapshot on the current state of small business, and how vaccines are playing a critical role in driving momentum for economic recovery on Main Street. In the piece, she notes the importance of sound policies that […]

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… Updated November 20, 2019 The last thing a patient needs after getting hit by a surprise medical bill is to endure a complex 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 […]

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 […]

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