Press Call: Small businesses oppose Senate healthcare bill


Monday, July 17, 2017
Contact: Angela Simaan


Small business leaders oppose Senate healthcare bill

The Senate’s health care repeal bill would have serious consequences for millions of small business owners and their employees across the country. As the implications of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) have been analyzed and better understood, small business owners and associations nationwide have grown increasingly opposed to the bill.

On Wednesday, July 19, 2017 small business owners from across the country are coming together in a Day of Action to oppose the BCRA. Leaders from small business groups will hold a press call to discuss their grave concerns with this healthcare bill, which would impact jobsslow economic growth, and make health insurance more expensive and less attainable for many small business owners and their employees.

WHAT: Press call - Small business groups will talk about the effect of current health care legislation on small businesses.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 11am EST

DIAL-IN NUMBER: (712) 432-0900, Passcode: 480236


  • Amanda Ballantyne, National Director, Main Street Alliance

  • Rhett Buttle, Principal, Public Private Strategies and Former Director of Private Sector Engagement, US Department of Health & Human Services

  • David Levine, CEO and Co-founder, American Sustainable Business Council
  • Frank Knapp, President & CEO, South Carolina Small Business Chamber

  • National business association leaders 
  • Small business owners from around the country -- ReShonda Young, owner of Popcorn Heaven in Waterloo, Iowa; Jim Houser, owner of Hawthorne Auto Clinic in Portland, Oregon; and Matt Rawdon, co-owner and VP of Tranformit in Gorham, Maine