Letter: Trump’s efforts to undermine ACA will cost small companies

Efforts to undermine ACA
will impact small firms

Re: “Trump administration won’t defend the ACA” (Mercurynews.com, June 7):

The Trump administration’s efforts to destabilize the Affordable Care Act will result in many of California’s small businesses paying more for health insurance next year.

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The Congressional Budget Office said premiums for health care plans purchased through the ACA exchanges will rise by an average of 10 percent in 2019, thanks to the administration’s efforts to undermine the ACA as much as possible by proposing rules to expand association health plans and junk insurance plans, and by repealing the individual mandate.

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This news is devastating for small firms since more than 60 percent of marketplace enrollees are small business owners, self-employed or small business employees. Small businesses and solo entrepreneurs can’t stay in business or retain quality employees if they can’t afford health insurance. The administration must stop its reckless attacks on the ACA and do everything it can to stabilize the marketplaces in order to protect our small businesses.

Mark Herbert
California Director of Small Business Majority
San Francisco

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Source:: The Mercury News – Health


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