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  • ObamaCare: A Not So Happy Anniversary for Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Health

    Subcommittee Probes Failure of Law’s Small Biz Tax Credit WASHINGTON – On the day before the six year anniversary of the enactment of Obamacare, small business owners and experts told Congress that one of the law’s key tax provisions has failed to help employees of small companies to get affordable health insurance coverage as promised. As the April 15th filing deadline for federal income taxes approaches, many small business owners are expressing frustration as they try to provide health insur... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Statement on ObamaCare Veto Override
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after voting to override President Obama’s veto of a measure to repeal the central pillars of ObamaCare. “As long as ObamaCare remains in effect, America’s small businesses and the people they employ will continue to suffer its outrageous costs and burdensome mandates. We must continue to do everything we can to get this unworkable, unaffordable law off the books as soon as possible and replace ... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Previews President Obama’s FINAL State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Oversight

    Under Obama, Small Businesses Get Hit Worst and First WASHINGTON - House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement about what he expects from President Obama’s final State of the Union address tonight: “Small business owners tell me a very different story than the one I expect President Obama to tell tonight. When President Obama circumvents Congress and takes executive action, small businesses get hit worst and they get hit first. From the unworkable,... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Chairman Hails Passage of ObamaCare Repeal Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) praised legislation approved by the U.S. House today to repeal the heart of Obamacare. Passage of this sweeping bill comes days after the health care law’s onerous employer mandate went into effect for small businesses with as few as fifty full-time employees. The measure will now go to President Obama’s desk for his signature or veto. “For over five years, America’s small businesses have been paying the price for the Presi... Read more

  • Chabot: 2 new healthcare surveys continue to show Obamacare is "unacceptable" to small business
    Posted in Press Releases on November 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    WASHINGTON - Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) said the following in response to two private surveys released this week on the burden of Obamacare on America's small businesses: "The results of the National Small Business Association and National Federation of Independent Business surveys released yesterday provide further evidence that Obamacare was poorly designed and horrendously implemented. It is unacceptable that small businesses and their employees continue to face hug... Read more

  • Another Day, Another SHOP Delay
    Posted in Press Releases on June 10, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) released the following statement on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) decision to delay the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) ‘employee choice’ option until at least 2016, further limiting the breadth of choice that was originally envisioned, which could lead to increased premium costs. “Today’s announcement from CMS is yet another in a long line of bad news and signs of poor management of SHOP,” said Chairman G... Read more

  • Graves Calls for Obamacare Small Business Data
    Posted in Press Releases on June 3, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today wrote to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner to again request information about the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) enrollment. In January, Graves requested enrollment numbers and related information from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Under the health care law’s rules, costs will increase for nearly two-thirds of small businesses that provide health in... Read more

  • Hanna Subcommittee Examines Unfairness That Self-Employed Businesses Face Under Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    The Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, led by Chairman Richard Hanna (R-NY), today held a hearing to examine the effect of the President's health care law on self-employed businesses in America. “Many self-employed businesses have experienced higher health insurance costs, shrinking provider networks, and coverage confusion since Obamacare was signed into law,” said Chairman Hanna. “This hearing provided a valuable dialogue about the effect of the health law on a segment o... Read more

  • Graves: Self-Employed Small Businesses Deserve A Break From Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on March 5, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) released the following statement on House passage of the Suspending the Individual Mandate Penalty Law Equals (SIMPLE) Fairness Act (HR 4118), ahead of Thursday’s Subcommittee hearing on how Obamacare is affecting self-employed businesses: “The employer mandate has been delayed for most companies, but self-employed businesses are still unfairly accountable to the requirements of the health law,” said Chairman Graves. “In fairness, the adm... Read more

  • CMS Actuary: ACA Will Raise Premiums For 11M People, Reduce Them for 6M
    Posted in Articles on February 25, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    CMS Actuary: ACA Will Raise Premiums For 11M People, Reduce Them for 6M By Sara Hansard | February 24, 2014 07:22PM ET CMS Actuary Report Basis of Report: Premium estimate is based on ACA provisions requiring guaranteed issue, guaranteed renewability and community ratings. Comments: House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-Mo.) say the report shows that two-thirds of Americans who work for small businesses will see premium increases. Feb. 24 ... Read more