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Chamber Notepad: Obamacare brings concerns

By Paul Hooper

Recently, I was meeting with my healthcare provider and doctor and asked what they thought about ObamaCare. While I was not surprised, they felt this was the worst thing that could happen to healthcare. They are concerned about our government taking control of whom and what will or will not be covered and the impact this will have on employers, healthcare providers and the ensured.

There will be many more health care mandates coming down the road that will costs employers who provide health insurance to their employees. This will simply force more employers to drop insurance coverage.

While I read and follow the news, I worry what impact all this will have on the employers in our community, a majority of which are Chamber members. Therefore, I want to try to share with you some of the things that we are all learning about things ObamaCare that are just now coming out. Who knows what else will be coming our way down the road.

Here are some things I did not know and would not if I was not concerned about this issue and trying to learn as much as I can about the impact. Please read on.

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Chamber Notepad: Small Business and Health Care Update

By Paul Hooper

Recently, we discussed ObamaCare, while it is in the news often, many of us do not understand or know what this means to us as business owners. Out of our 400 or so Chamber members, 97 percent are non-profit and or have less than 25 employees. Therefore, the Chamber has a special interest in following changes that will impact our members and other businesses in our community.

Please take the time to read the following information and talk with your CPA or accountant about what credits your business may be eligible to take. The Chamber will continue to follow this issue and provide information as it becomes available.

Lawmakers included a small business tax credit in the health care law to make coverage more affordable. The credit is specifically designed to encourage small businesses and small tax-exempt organizations that employ low-income to moderate-income employees to either maintain existing coverage or offer health insurance to their employees for the first time.

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Related Legislation

  • H.R. 2: Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act Read More
  • H.R. 6079: Repeal of Obamacare Act Read More
  • H.R. 3: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act Read More
  • H.R. 358: Protect Life Act Read More

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