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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.

November 12th, 2018 by

President Donald J. Trump The White House Washington, D.C.  20500   Dear Mr. President, Entrepreneurs and small business owners remain confident about the U.S. economy and the outlook for their firm’s growth. The many policy initiatives pursued and implemented by your Administration have made a big difference for the health of small business finances, expansion […]

November 12th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider The 3 Key Areas: Access to capital via JOBS Act 3.0, cost certainty with HIT Tax Relief, regulatory improvement and reform By Karen Kerrigan– Congress reconvenes on November 13, and there is much work to do before the 115th session ends sometime in December.  America’s entrepreneurs remain confident about the economy, but […]

October 24th, 2018 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – On October 23, the Department of Labor issued a proposed rule on health reimbursement accounts (HRAs) that provides more flexibility for their use among small businesses.  Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan said this type of flexibility is exactly what small businesses […]

October 19th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider A proposed government mandate for advertising won’t lower prices, and will confuse consumers By Karen Kerrigan– The issue of price transparency and prescription drugs is getting some attention. The federal government just proposed a new regulation mandating that pharmaceutical companies include list prices in their direct-to-consumer (DTC) television advertisements. If you are […]

October 10th, 2018 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) applauded the outcome of a vote in the U.S. Senate, which turned back an effort led by Democrats to repeal a rule that has made short-term limited-duration health insurance plans a more practical option for entrepreneurs, employees and the self-employed. SBE […]

October 10th, 2018 by

Dear United States Senator: The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) strongly opposes S.J. Res 63, the Disapproval of the Short-Term Limited-Duration Insurance (STLDI) Rule. The flexibility provided to STLDI plans under the final rule adopted by the Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services is a welcome development for America’s entrepreneurial […]

August 22nd, 2018 by

Dear Member of the United States Senate: The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) strongly opposes a proposed amendment to the Defense-Labor-HHS Appropriations package that would force biopharmaceutical companies to include list prices in direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertisements. This regulation would only confuse the public and waste valuable resources that are needed to bring new […]

August 7th, 2018 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER Special Edition By Karen Kerrigan- Big health care reform died in Congress in 2017, but significant policy movement and private sector initiatives are occurring that will help to bring down costs, improve choice, accessibility and quality of care. Small businesses and the self-employed continue to struggle with the cost of health coverage, […]

August 1st, 2018 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Today, the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury issued a final rule on short-term, limited-duration plans. The final rule will extend the current 3-month limitation on the duration of these plans to under twelve months, allow for a renewal of the plans for no longer […]

July 10th, 2018 by

In an Op-Ed in the Morning Consult, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan writes that health care and health coverage costs remain a big pain point for small businesses, their employees and the self-employed. According to Kerrigan, a shot of disruption is in order: “There is no doubt that health coverage, and how we […]

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