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Committee to Hold Hearing on Implementation of Health Care Law Tomorrow

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Washington, April 16, 2013 | comments

Week Ahead for the Committee: April 15-19

Committee to Hold Hearing on Implementation of Health Care Law TOMORROW

WASHINGTON, DC – The Small Business Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow titled, The Health Care Law: Implementation and Small Businesses.

This hearing was rescheduled from last month due to weather-related changes in the House schedule.

The purpose of the hearing is to examine the effects of the law on small businesses. The committee will receive testimony on the compliance costs and administrative requirements of the law, and how that affects the planning and outlook for small businesses.

“Small businesses are grappling with the major effort of complying with the health care law, and Congress should do everything possible to ease this burden,” said Chairman Graves. “Many small business owners do not readily have the time, expertise or personnel to handle these new requirements, and the recent delay in the Small Business Health Option Plans has created even more uncertainty. This Committee is dedicated to helping small businesses overcome these difficulties.”

In December 2012, the Committee released a compliance resource for small business and listed key requirements for 2013 and 2014 to clarify and explain key parts of the law in plain English. The April 17 hearing will follow up on this effort by getting input directly from small businesses about their challenges in implementing the law.

Testifying will be Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Ph.D., The American Action Forum; William J. Gouldin, Jr., President, Strange’s Florists, Greenhouses and Garden Centers, Richmond, Virginia, on behalf of the National Federation of Independent Business; and Kevin Tindall, owner, Tindall & Ranson Plumbing & Heating, Princeton, New Jersey, on behalf of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors – National Association.

Watch the hearing live HERE.

WHAT: Small Business Committee hearing titled, The Health Care Law: Implementation and Small Businesses

WHEN: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 1:00 p.m. EDT

WHERE: Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building


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