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

  • Graves: CBO Report Confirms Obamacare’s Economic Toll
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today released the following statement in response to a report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office detailing the economic costs of the health care law: “The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has confirmed that the President’s health care law is costing jobs, adding to the national debt, slowing the economy and even bringing down wages for Americans. The problems and frustrations around an unreliable, unsecure website and an unp... Read more

  • Committee Presses the Administration on Mismanagement of Obamacare Small Business Health Options Program
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2013 | Preview rr
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    The Small Business Committee, led by Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO), today examined the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) exchanges, their management failures and what the future holds for small businesses. The SHOP exchanges were touted as the health care law’s mechanism to assist small businesses in identifying, comparing, and purchasing health insurance coverage for their employees. The purpose of the hearing was to clarify the status of the establishment of both the federally-run and ... Read more

  • Bloomberg BNA: Rep. Graves: Management Failures of SHOP Marketplaces Part of 'Disturbing Trend'
    Posted in Articles on December 11, 2013 | Preview rr
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    Bloomberg BNA: Rep. Graves: Management Failures of SHOP Marketplaces Part of 'Disturbing Trend' December 11, 2013 By Sara Hansgard (BNA) The management failures of the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) marketplaces established under the Affordable Care Act are part of a “disturbing trend” exhibited by the Obama administration in implementing the law, the chairman of the House Small Business Committee said at a hearing Dec. 11. “Small firms are burdened already by the health-care law's... Read more

  • Committee Examines Effects of Obamacare’s Business Aggregation Rules
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    The House Small Business Committee today examined the health care law’s application of the business aggregation rules and the concerns they raise for small businesses. The health care law requires businesses that employ 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees to offer health insurance to their full-time employees. One critical issue is the definition of “employee,” while an equally important issue is determining which employees are attributed to the business. The answer may be sim... Read more