COLUMBIA, Oct. 23, 2013—Ben Homeyer, South Carolina state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, released the following statement today in response to Sen. Lindsey Graham's criticism of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:
“I think it's clear to everyone by now that the rollout of the president's health-care law has been a disaster. Rather than making basic health insurance more affordable and accessible for small-business owners and employees, the cost of individual and small-group policies is actually going up, making it harder for employers to offer coverage.
“On top of that, the rules keep changing, which only creates uncertainty for small-business owners and compounds their anxiety over the tidal wave of new rules and regulations coming out of Washington.
“Going forward, NFIB stands ready to work on behalf of our members for relief from these unworkable requirements and regulations.”
NFIB/South Carolina is the state's largest small-business association, with about 4,000 member businesses representing a cross section of the state's economy.