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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.

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 […]

June 19th, 2018 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) will unveil its final rule on Association Health Plans (AHPs), which broadens the types of associations that can be formed and who can join those plans. According to the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, the crushing cost of health coverage is a […]

May 30th, 2018 by

In a May 30, 2018 letter to Administration officials, SBE Council joined a coalition of business organizations to express its concerns regarding tax penalties being assessed under the “employer mandate” of the Affordable Care Act.  The letter, addressed to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, HHS Secretary Alex Azar, Acting IRS Commissioner and Assistant Secretary for Tax […]

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