health care reform

Kudos to TV host

For years the National Federation of Independent Business has been the darling of the media.  The NFIB had successfully sold the story that they represented small businesses.  The organization had the money to get in front of the national press and reporters were happy to have an easy “go-to” group…

Individual-Mandate Hypocrisy

Why aren’t conservatives complaining about this South Carolina insurance law? By Eliot Spitzer Slate Sept. 30, 2011 The “individual mandate” in President Obama’s Affordable Care Act has provoked incredible enthusiasm among the act’s supporters and towering rage in its opponents. The obligation either to purchase insurance or to pay a…

10 down and 2 to go

2010 has been a very successful year for The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce and there are still 2 months remaining before 2011. Below is a very brief overview of wins this year and also some historical victories. Success in 2010 -Passage of national health care reform resulting…

Health care reform in the courts

Last week a Florida judge allowed parts of a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Patients Protection and Affordable Care Act to go forward.  That received a lot of press attention and chest thumping by those who want to repeal national health care reform. Earlier judges in Marland, California and…