After small business owners unequivocally told Congress and President Trump that they opposed efforts to dismantle Affordable Care Act, defund Medicaid, and slash vital benefits, some members in Congress are trying yet again. The latest healthcare bill proposed by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Dean Heller (R-NV) is a disaster for small business owners and their communities.
Amanda Ballantyne, National Director of Main Street Alliance, a national network of small business owners, issued the following statement:
“Just like before, lawmakers are overlooking the realities on Main Street, where small businesses owners need a government that invests in, rather than repeals, policies like affordable, high quality healthcare that strengthen the economy and make the whole community better. This Graham-Cassidy bill would eliminate the Medicaid expansion by 2026, likely kick millions of people off of their health care, and cause chaos in the individual health care market. These cruel changes would hurt small business owners, employees and customers, and suck millions of dollars from local economies that small businesses need to prosper.”