Chairman Chabot Hails House Passage of Small Business Health Fairness Act
WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) took to the House floor today in strong support of H.R. 1101, the Small Business Health Fairness Act. The measure was approved by a vote of 236 to 175 in the House and now advances to the U.S. Senate.
“For virtually any one of us in this Chamber, it can be said that hundreds of thousands of our constituents depend on small businesses for their livelihoods. They’ve been looking to those same small businesses for options as Obamacare has done the opposite of what it was supposed to do, and diminished choices for workers. By allowing small businesses to join together through association health plans, the Small Business Health Fairness Act would give small business employees at least as many choices as those who happen to work for larger companies. Association health plans have long been a solution suggested by small businesses who share their views with me and other members of the Small Business Committee, and this bill puts that idea into action.”