Proactive state solutions to strengthen healthcare marketplaces for small business

Read testimony by Small Business Majority CEO John Arensmeyer on proactive healthcare solutions to increase affordability and expand access to coverage for California’s entrepreneurs and small business employees.

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Recent Developments

On February 14, Small Business Majority announced it has taken over Venturize.org, an online portal working to provide small businesses with the resources they need access to responsible lending. Small Business Majority is seeing Venturize through its next phase to help even more small business owners become loan-ready.

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On February 7, Small Business Majority CEO John Arensmeyer testified at an informational hearing on “Options for Universal Coverage” held by the California Assembly. His testimony offered proactive healthcare solutions to expand coverage and increase affordability for California’s small employers and entrepreneurs. 

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On January 31, Small Business Majority submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Labor regarding a proposal to change the rules governing Association Health Plans (AHPs). The letter explains how the proposed rule change could be a risk to small business healthcare by creating separate risk pools and increasing costs in the small group market.

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On December 14, we published our 2017 Year in Review report detailing our major accomplishments and achievements over the last year. Read the report to learn more about our work this past year.

On December 12, we released a national scientific opinion poll that found small business owners believe predatory lending practices are a problem, and they are overwhelmingly supportive of stronger regulations on alternative lenders to ensure they have safe, responsible access to capital.

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On November 29, Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer appeared on Fox Business's "Varney and Co." with host Stuart Varney to discuss the Senate Republican tax bill. In a spirited interview, Arensmeyer explained why the bill doesn't address the needs of small businesses.

On November 16, Small Business Majority released a national scientific opinion poll—including state oversamples in Florida, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina and Ohio—that found the majority of small businesses oppose denying services to LGBT customers based on religious beliefs, the right to free speech or freedom of artistic expression. Small business owners also support enacting federal and state laws to protect LGBT individuals from discrimination in places of public accommodation and in the workplace.

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On November 4, Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer appeared on Fox News's "The Cost of Freedom" with host David Asman to discuss the recently introduced House Republican tax bill. During the interview, Arensmeyer explained why small business won't benefit from this proposal, and offered alternative policies that would help America's small firms.

On October 30, Small Business Majority, along with Fundera and Accion, launched SimpleGrowth, a new program to help Chicagoland small businesses access responsible financing. The platform will help connect entrepreneurs in Chicago to lenders that prioritize small business and offer more flexible and affordable terms than traditional financial institutions. SimpleGrowth will also connect small business owners who don't currently qualify for lending to business assistance centers that can help with education, planning and other resources. The launch event featured remarks from Chicago City Treasurer Kurt Summers on the importance of small business lending to Chicago's economy.

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On October 26, Small Business Majority released a scientific opinion poll on small business owners’ attitudes regarding tax reform. The poll found that small business owners are generally optimistic about the economy, and rank healthcare rather than tax cuts as their top concern. Further, the poll found small business owners are more concerned with enacting tax fairness than tax cuts that would add to the deficit.  

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