Small Business Calls on U.S. Senate to back Healthcare Reform

Date: June 27, 2017

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Repealing Obamacare taxes and mandate penalties are key priorities for small business

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Small Business Calls on U.S. Senate to back Healthcare Reform
Repealing Obamacare taxes and mandate penalties are key priorities for small business

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 28, 2017 –
The National Federation of Independent Business/California (NFIB/CA) is calling on the United States Senate to vote for the Better Care Reconciliation Act, which would repeal nearly $1 trillion in taxes and lift the Obamacare mandate penalties that have suffocated small businesses for almost a decade.

“Obamacare has been a disaster for small businesses in California. Repealing the taxes and the mandate penalties is a high priority for small business owners, and they are paying close attention to how our Senators in Washington vote,” said NFIB California State Executive Director Tom Scott.

The Senate healthcare bill repeals 11 Obamacare taxes along with the employer mandate penalties and the individual mandate penalties. The individual mandate, which compels Americans, including small business owners, to buy insurance, was the basis of the NFIB’s landmark Supreme Court challenge, NFIB vs Sebelius.

“Our members have opposed the law from the beginning and repealing it remains one of our top priorities,” continued Scott. “Our senators will never have a better opportunity to undo the damage caused by Obamacare. They should vote for this legislation.

“Once they repeal the massive tax burden imposed by Obamacare, and lift the mandate penalties that are smothering growth and job creation, they can move on to additional regulatory and market reforms that will make healthcare affordable, flexible, and predictable,” Scott added. “But it has to start with passing this bill.”

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For more than 70 years, the National Federation of Independent Business has been the Voice of Small Business, taking the message from Main Street to the halls of Congress and all 50 state legislatures. NFIB has 350,000 dues-paying members nationally, with over 22,000 in California. NFIB annually surveys its members on state and federal issues vital to their survival as America’s economic engine and biggest creator of jobs. To learn more visit www.NFIB.com/california

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