NFIB

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…

Obamacare delivers for South Carolina citizens and businesses once again

One important part of Obamacare passed in 2010 was a thing called the medical loss ratio.  Essentially it says that if at least 80% of the health insurance premiums collected by an insurance company do not go to paying for medical services then the policyholder is due a refund.  As the…

National Small Business Week

National Small Business Week should be a good time for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) which claims to represent the country’s real job creators.  Unfortunately for the NFIB, exactly who is pulling its strings now has the attention of the national media.  As John Stoehr writes for Reuters (see below),…

NFIB’s free-market failure

All during the debate on healthcare reform both before Obamacare and after some business organizations, including the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), argued for a “free-market” approach.  One favorite proposal was to allow insurance to be sold to individuals across state lines which would require that states to give…

Another small business group stands up for Obamacare

Published on April 3, 2012 By Adrienne Burke | SmallBizVote Many news outlets this week are speculating about how a Supreme Court decision to throw out the Affordable Care Act could affect election results. Regardless of how the Court’s decision helps or hurts the incumbent or his GOP opponent, overturning…

“Obamacare” repeal a disaster for small businesses

Published on April 2, 2012 By Frank Knapp, Jr., Vice-Chairman, American Sustainable Business Council | The Hill’s Congress Blog The Supreme Court has now completed its three days of hearing on provisions within the Affordable Care Act (ACA),or “Obamacare” as even the president’s reelection campaign is now calling it. Opponents…

Round two

The media reported that the government’s attorney, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr., had a tough day yesterday arguing in front of the Supreme Court that the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate was constitutional.  His opening remarks were apparently not as coherent as they should have been and he consequently sustained…