Small businesses face higher administrative and premium costs for health insurance. This puts women entrepreneurs at an inherent disadvantage as business owners and as employers seeking to retain competitive employees. Congress and the Administration should implement the healthcare reforms targeting this inequity, and, where necessary, make improvements to the Affordable Care Act. Key areas that need to be addressed:
- Ensure Health Insurance Exchanges Provide More Choices and Better Prices for Small Businesses
- Close the Coverage Gap that Denies the Lowest Paid Workers Access to Health Insurance
- Cost Containment Measures Should Address Increased Healthcare Costs
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HEALTHCARE NEWS & POLICY UPDATE
113th Congress Comes to Close - 114th Congress to Begin in January - 12/15/14
Labor Department Issues Further Guidance on HRA/HSA Health Insurance Plans - 11/17/14
S. 1180 - The Medicare Access for Transparency and Accountability Act
H.R. 83 - The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015
There currently no regulatory actions.