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ICYMI: Good News: Increased Health Care Options for Small Businesses?

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Washington, May 16, 2017 | comments

 - This week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that small businesses can enroll their employees directly in a health insurance company instead of having to do it through Obamacare’s Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP).

Wall Street Journal: White House Closes a Health-Care Enrollment Option  

WSJ Excerpt:

“Our goal is to reduce ACA burdens on consumers and small businesses and make it easier for them to purchase coverage,” Seema Verma, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said in a statement.

To read the full WSJ article, click HERE.

The House Small Business Committee has been working to increase health care options for small businesses since Obamacare placed unnecessary burdens on them.

In 2015, House Small Business Committee Chairman Chabot sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell requesting answers after the agency sent incorrect tax information to 800,000 Americans and affected many small businesses in the process.

To read the full letter to HSS Secretary Burwell click HERE.

For more details on the decision from CMS, click HERE.


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