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Yesterday: Big business wins two, small business picks up one

It was a busy day yesterday for the S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce.  Two Senate subcommittees and the House Ways and Means Committee held meetings on legislation we supported.  Unfortunately two of these bills did not get the favorable votes we wanted.The morning started out with a Senate subcommittee…

ACTION ALERT!! Health Insurance Competition

Support REAL competition between insurance companiesContact Senators today Senate bill 145 will receive a public hearing in a subcommittee tomorrow morning.  This bill would prohibit a health insurance company (usually the largest) from contractually forcing healthcare providers to charge other insurance companies more for the same services.   These contract clauses…

Refunds that almost didn’t happen

By today all health insurance companies were to have notified individual policy holders and small businesses about premium refunds or credits they were due thanks to Obamacare.  In my July 18th blog I talked about these refunds and how they could finally demonstrate to the public that healthcare reform was…