Affordable Health Insurance

Since its beginning in 2000, the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC) has been the state’s leading business advocate for making health insurance more affordable.  During the 1990s, double digit increases in group health insurance premiums were recognized as unsustainable and had resulted in less than 40% of small businesses being able to […]

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Senate filibuster, Boehner and pics

Here are some reflections on two significant events in Washington last week concerning Senate productivity and Obamacare. The Senate voted to return some degree of democracy to that chamber.   Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid allowed a simple majority of the Senate to approve allowing Presidential nominations (other than for the Supreme Court) to be approved

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This chart is amazing news for our health cost problem

The Washington PostBy Sarah Kliff, Published: November 20 at 3:55 pm This just might be my favorite chart about health care costs as of late. And it’s one that contains billions of dollars’ worth of good news! The chart, from the Council of Economic Advisers, shows the Congressional Budget Office constantly revising downward how much it thinks the

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Under Health Care Act, Millions Eligible for Free Policies

The New York TimesNovember 4, 2013 By REED ABELSON and KATIE THOMAS   Millions of people could qualify for federal subsidies that will pay the entire monthly cost of some health care plans being offered in the online marketplaces set up under President Obama’s health care law, a surprising figure that has not garnered much

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Debunking Obamacare horror stories

The stories of how individuals and small businesses are being harmed by Obamacare are being pushed by the ACA-haters and some gullible journalists are regurgitating the stories without checking them out. Watch this segment from last night’s MSNBC program The Last Word.  Lawrence O’Donnell interviews Michael Hiltzik of the Los Angeles Times who debunks one

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Good news from NFIB survey

Good news from our friends at the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) even if they don’t think it is good news.  According to a non-random survey of 921 small business owners and operators released today by the NFIB, “64 percent reported that they pay more for insurance premiums per employee in 2013 than they

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Good-news stories about Obamacare

As the Health Insurance Marketplace creeps toward being fully operational and the Obamacare-haters use the technical problems to continue their attacks, the good news is starting to get out. Over 330,000 Americans have checked to see if they are eligible for a federal subsidy to make their health insurance more affordable.  About 700,000 applications for health

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Small Business Forum on Health Insurance

This Thursday the City of Columbia will be holding an open forum on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on small businesses.  I will be moderating the panel presentations and discussions.  Another forum will be held October 23rd. Registration is free: https://columbiaaffordablecareactforum.eventbrite.com This is a great opportunity to learn how small businesses can effectively

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