Health Care Reform: House & Senate Bill Breakdowns

On Christmas Eve, the Senate passed their version of the health care bill, bringing America one step closer to a new universal health care system. The House version of the health care bill was passed in November, each with their own set of rules and regulations. Now, we play a waiting game. President Obama and his team will now reconcile the differences between the two bills into one bill. The final bill will be voted on by each chamber before being signed into legislation by President Obama. The House and Senate Health Care Bills are VERY different on very important issues that all Americans, especially small business owners, need to be aware of. Below are various topics included in both the House and Senate health care bills broken down, as well as some FAQ about what this means for small business owners.Abortion The House bill would ban abortion from being covered in the new public plan EXCEPT in the cases of rape, incest,... [Read Full Article]


Velazquez: Small Business Needs a Break on Cap-and-Trade

  Government and Economy Velazquez: Give Small Business a Break on Cap and Trade Small businesses need rebates to ease the higher energy costs that may result from capping carbon dioxide emissions, the chairwoman of House Small Business Committee wrote today to the Democratic sponsors of the cap and trade legislation. Bloomberg.com Small Business Credit Continues to Tighten—Just Not by as Much According to the Fed’s quarterly survey of senior bank loan officers, banks are still—for the tenth quarter in a row—tightening credit standards for small businesses, but not to the d... [Read Full Article]