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What Would Defunding Healthcare Reform Mean for Small Businesses?


Feb. 14, 2011 SBA Administrator Karen Mills will join Small Business Majority CEO John Arensmeyer and two small business owners at a tele-press conference Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at 2pm EST to discuss the consequences to small businesses of defunding implementation of the Accordable Care Act.  

: After opponents of the Affordable Care Act failed in their attempts to repeal the new law, they are now seeking to defund efforts to implement it. Denying funding to implement the ACA would have serious consequences for small business. Without the resources and authority to implement and enforce key provisions of the law, small businesses would pay higher taxes, have no protection against unreasonable premium increases and lose their ability to pool their buying power via health insurance exchanges.  

Administrator Mills, Mr. Arensmeyer and two small business owners will discuss what this means for small firms: higher taxes for up to 4 million small businesses, higher premiums for small business owners and their employees, continued discrimination against small business owners with preexisting conditions, increased costs and fraud and slower economic growth.  

: Karen Mills, Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration John Arensmeyer, Founder and CEO, Small Business Majority Jamal Lee, Owner, Breasia Studios, Laurel, MD Mike Roach, Owner, Paloma Clothing, Portland, OR  

: 2 pm EST on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011  

: CALL IN: (712) 432-0075; Access code: 651757

About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.

About Small Business Majority
Small Business Majority is a national nonprofit organization focused on solving the biggest problems facing America's 28 million small businesses. We conduct extensive opinion and economic research and work with small business owners, policy experts and elected officials nationwide to bring nonpartisan small business voices to the public policy table.
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