Small Businesses Support Healthcare Reform—Oppose Repeal Lawsuit
Small Business Majority files amicus brief in Florida opposing repeal lawsuit, says status quo unsustainable for small businessesNov. 19, 2010 Tallahassee, FL/Sausalito, CA, Nov. 19, 2010- Small Business Majority today filed an amicus brief in Florida opposing a lawsuit aimed at repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act-a legal gimmick that grabs headlines but does nothing to get the nation's 28 million small businesses some relief from an unsustainable healthcare system.
"The new law will go a long way in helping small business owners and millions of self-employed Americans purchase affordable, quality health insurance," said John Arensmeyer, founder and CEO of Small Business Majority. "This unnecessary lawsuit would undermine the core elements of reform and hurt small businesses in the long run. There are plenty of ways to make healthcare work better for small businesses-forcing them back into a broken system is not one of them."
The tax credits, health insurance exchanges and other provisions of the PPACA will offer small businesses some relief from the costs that are hindering their growth and success. Repealing the law would once again mire small business owners in a system that threatens their competitiveness, discourages entrepreneurship and makes them unable to play their historical role as the country's primary job creators.
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