GOP’s ‘American Health Care Act’ a Disaster for Small Business

Main Street business owners fear instability, starved state budgets, skyrocketing premiums, and collapse of private insurance market.

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Revised Trump “Muslim Ban” is as Divisive and Bad for Business as the First

New executive order built on the same open bigotry that goes against Main Street values.

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Contradictor-in-Chief: Trump’s Pro-Small Business Rhetoric at Odds with Executive Orders & Policy Proposals

President Trump’s Congressional Address full of empty promises to Main Street businesses.

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Small Business Owners Give Members of Congress a Bellyache

During a town hall on Tuesday, Main Street Alliance leader and Iowa pig farmer Chris Petersen brought Senator Charles Grassley a present: a bottle of Tums for the hard years ahead if Congress dismantles the health care system.

“You’re going to need them the next few years,” he said. “People are disappointed.”

Petersen drew a laugh from the large crowd gathered in Iowa Falls, but his message was a clear call for Grassley to act in the best interest of small businesses across the country and keep our health care system intact. The repeal of the ACA and gutting Medicaid would cause millions of people to lose insurance, a significant portion of them small business owners and their employees.

“With all due respect, sir, you’re the man that talked about death panels,” said Petersen. “We’re going to create one great big death panel in this country.”

Millions of Main Street small businesses owners, their employees, and their communities have benefited from expanded coverage under the ACA. In Iowa alone, a repeal of the ACA and Medicaid expansion would cost nearly 26,000 jobs and more than $8 billion by 2023. This week’s packed town halls across the country show that many Americans share the grave concerns of Main Street.

Read more about Main Street business owners taking action in Iowa this week to protect the health care system: 

The New York Times
NBC News
Radio Iowa

Main Street Alliance members across the country are turning out in full force this week as part of the nationwide campaign to #SaveOurHealthCare and #ProtectOurCare.

Attacking Immigrants, Trump Administration Attacks Small Business

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Will McMahon’s Small Business Administration Work for Main Street?

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Steven Mnuchin: Wrong for the Economy, Wrong for Main Street

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Maine small business owners head to Washington to save the ACA

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Tom Price's Confirmation is a Threat to Small Business

Under the cloak of darkness, Senate Republicans cast an early morning vote to confirm ethically compromised Rep. Tom Price as Secretary of HHS.

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Small Businesses Applaud Ninth Circuit Court Decision

The Ninth Circuit Court rules to keep Muslim ban temporary restraining order in place.

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