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Small Business Health Care

Taking Stock of SHOP Insurance Marketplaces for Small Businesses

David Blumenthal | Posted 05.27.2014 | Small Business
David Blumenthal

Why did the Affordable Care Act (ACA) create the SHOP program in addition to the marketplaces for individuals and families? And is it likely to succeed?

Small Businesses To Cut Worker Hours Because Of Obamacare

Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 07.18.2013 | Small Business

Unease around Obamacare appears to be increasing among small business owners, according to a recent survey from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The c...

Help on the Way for Small Businesses Struggling With Health Care Costs

John Arensmeyer | Posted 05.22.2013 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

It's critical small business owners are aware of the many benefits the new law offers. The fact that small businesses have been suffering from high health care costs for decades isn't front-page news, but that something is coming online soon to help them is.

San Francisco Shocked By Nasty Allegations Against Its Restaurants

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 01.29.2013 | Small Business

Owners of more than 90 restaurants in San Francisco are under fire for charging customers extra fees to cover the cost of employee health care and the...

Janean Chun

Phew! Many Small Businesses Will Still Offer Health Care In 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Janean Chun | Posted 10.24.2012 | Small Business

Most small businesses don't plan to entirely drop health care insurance because of the Affordable Care Act, but their employees may be saying goodbye ...

Janean Chun

To Deal With Obamacare Small Business Owner Considering Drastic Move

HuffingtonPost.com | Janean Chun | Posted 10.19.2012 | Small Business

Michael Fredrich says he cares deeply about his employees. So much so that he plans on firing seven of them. The Wisconsin business owner is plann...

Store Owner's Racist Anti-Obama Display Enrages Locals

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 10.11.2012 | Small Business

A New Jersey business owner is refusing to remove anti-Obama images from his storefront that depict the president as a witch doctor, the Asbury Park P...

Why Small Business Should Wait On Health Care Decisions

Gene Marks | Posted 11.11.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

If President Obama wins another term it's full steam ahead with the Affordable Care Act. However, if President Obama loses and the Senate turns Republican, then a whole new set of rules will apply.

What the Health Law Really Means for New Yorkers

James R. Knickman | Posted 09.25.2012 | New York
James R. Knickman

We need to do a much better job of helping people understand what the health care law means for them. It's complicated, but we can give some basics, at least. Let me take a stab at answering some of the pressing questions I'm hearing over and over.

Small Business Owners Concerned About the Impact of the Supreme Court's Affordable Care Act Ruling

Kristie Arslan | Posted 09.11.2012 | Small Business
Kristie Arslan

As the nation sorts out the details of the Supreme Court ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, one thing is clear: the nation's 22 million self-employed and micro-business owners are still worried about rising health care costs.

Janean Chun

Small Business Reacts To SCOTUS Health Care Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | Janean Chun | Posted 06.28.2012 | Small Business

Like many small business owners, Rose Corona heard the news that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld most of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act on Th...

Skyrocketing Health Care Costs Hurt Businesses, Families and the Bottom Line

Kristie Arslan | Posted 08.13.2012 | Small Business
Kristie Arslan

While most Americans may be expecting their health care costs to go down under the health care reform law, the self-employed, who are already facing an increase in costs, are bracing for even more.

Tax Credit Report: 7 in 10 Small Businesses Eligible for Combined $15.4 Billion in Healthcare Tax Credits

John Arensmeyer | Posted 07.10.2012 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

The reality is, most small businesses operate within thin profit margins. And that means they're less likely than big businesses to be able to afford health coverage for their workers.

Can Small Businesses In Your Community Make You Healthier?

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 02.09.2012 | Small Business

Small businesses contribute to healthier communities, according to a new national study by sociologists from Louisiana State University and Baylor Uni...

How Success Cost a Small Business Owner His Health Insurance

Richard Kirsch | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

Small business is iconic in America. For years, big business has cleverly used small businesses to be messengers for campaigns financed by corporate America. At Health Care for America Now, it was a lesson that we took to heart.

Busting the "Shopping" Myth at the Heart of the Health Care Debate

The Main Street Alliance | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
The Main Street Alliance

Is the health care law perfect? Of course not. But is it an opportunity? Absolutely. It's time to put aside the rancor and the politicking and roll up our sleeves to make the law work for us.

Janean Chun

Is The Tax Credit Enough To Boost Small Business Health Care?

HuffingtonPost.com | Janean Chun | Posted 11.19.2011 | Small Business

A new study by the Small Business Administration shows the health insurance tax credit, effective starting in the 2010 tax year, may not be enough inc...

Small Business Health Care Tax Cut: Companies Complain They're Being Left Out

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Zach Hoffman was confident his small business would qualify for a new tax cut in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law....

NFIB, Small business Lobby, Heads To Court To Fight Obama's Health Care Law

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Attorneys general and governors for 20 states won't be alone in their legal challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overh...

Small Business: It's About Health Care, Not Taxes

Tim Berry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tim Berry

Instead of doing just a cost analysis: we should do a cost-benefit analysis. Because employers providing health care offers a lot of benefits on both sides.

VP Biden & Silbelius Hear Health Care Woes from Small Biz Owners

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Claudia Ricci

the picture is crystal clear: we must fix the health care system in the U.S. and we must do it this year.

Get Checkups Or Lose Your Insurance

wsj.com | ANNA WILDE MATHEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last year, AmeriGas Propane Inc. gave its employees an ultimatum: get their medical checkups, or lose their health insurance. The nationwide propan...