24+ million Americans will lose their health coverage if Donald Trump & GOP Leadership get their way and pass the American Health Care Act.
Take 3 simple steps right now to stop this & protect our health care system:
- Add your name to the growing list of small business owners standing up and telling Congress to keep their hands off our health care.
- Call your Members of Congress at 866 426 2631 and tell them to oppose the American Health Care Act.
- Download a poster, take a photo of you holding it in your shop, and send it to us.
We, the undersigned business owners, urge you to oppose the American Health Care Act or any proposed legislation which slashes Medicaid’s budget, destabilizes the private market, or threatens to take away quality, affordable health coverage from the millions of Americans insured through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicaid, or Medicare.
The ACA works for small business owners through:
Stabilizing health care premiums, helping us to better plan out our finances, manage our businesses, and invest money otherwise spent on health care costs into our company.
Expanding coverage to millions of Americans, meaning more financial stability for our customers.
Fostering entrepreneurship among lower-Income business owners by creating new, portable insurance options for small business owners and eliminating the job-lock.
The Republican’s American Health Care Act is a disaster for U.S. small businesses. If enacted, the bill would:
Increase health care costs for small business owners and our employees. The proposal eliminates the ACA tax subsidies and small business tax credit, as well as community ratings or uniform risk pools--key provisions that have kept costs under control for small business owners. Health care costs would increase, on average, by $1,542 per person.
Collapse the private market, escalating health care costs for small business owners. Over 7 million people with private insurance would lose coverage, many of whom are small business owners.
Squash entrepreneurship and stall job growth - higher cost of coverage for small business owners would mean less money to hire new employees, making it harder to create jobs.
Cripple the economy - cuts to ACA, Medicaid, and Medicare would syphon billions of dollars out of local economies, harming state budgets, and destroying vital programs that small business rely on. Over 2.6 million jobs would be lost, gross state products would fall by $1.5 trillion between 2019 and 2023, business output would drop $2.6 trillion, resulting in $48 billion lost in state and local tax revenues.
The Republican plan does nothing to strengthen the quality, cost or coverage of health care. It rolls back the most important protections, returns us to the time when small business owners paid more for less coverage, got charged twice as much in administrative costs as larger groups, and small business owners had no leverage and no real choices.
As small business owners, we experience these effects firsthand. Don’t play politics with our livelihood. We urge you to protect our businesses, communities, and economies, and to reject any plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act and dismantle our current health care system.