New Legislation to Help Small Business with Healthcare

Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), and Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) have introduced legislation – for consideration in the upcoming Congressional health care reform debate – designed to make insurance more available and affordable for the 47.0 million employees of the nation’s 5.9 million small businesses and for 14.0 million self-employed individuals.  A diverse coalition of stakeholders from across the political spectrum and each with their own priorities for broader reform have joined together to support the bipartisan Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) and address the needs of small businesses as one important component of health reform.  The bipartisan Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP), endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Business, the National Association of Realtors, the Service Employees International Union, the National Partnership for Women & Families, Families US... [Read Full Article]