New York (CNNMoney) - The health reform law is chock full of new rules and benefits for small businesses - and all are now on the line at the Supreme Court.
The 2010 Affordable Care Act includes everything from a different way to shop for insurance to a tax credit that rewards employers for insuring workers.
What's at stake for real Americans?
it's amazing how big money repubs can convince the gullible in our society how things which are actually good for them and the economy is bad. the health care law which take the burden off small business and put it on the employees
This nation needs this healthcare law. Period.
Americans want the provisions of the current law but the right-wing labeled it as "socialism" and made it their biggest campaign issue. Strange... since this is really Romney's idea originally. The law helps individuals, small businesses, and protects consumers from runnaway costs of healthcare. Republicans want to trash Medicare by handing it over to the private HMOs and insurance companies. That will give corporate bean-counters the right to choose between quality care and corporate profits. How will that work out? Republican ideas have no solution for the uninsured, for insurance companies refusing to cover pre-existing conditions, or for companies cancelling individuals with serious and costly illnesses. The Republican vision benefits HMOs and insurance companies – imagine that....
Let's not forget since most us have very short memories. During the last 30 years especially after the neo-cons killed what Clinton tried to do, that absolutely nothing happened to address costs, zero, zip, nada. I remember the day when my health insurance cost nothing and now I pay about $5k plus the deductibles through my employer. The republicans did nothing when they had complete control and just watched the costs rise. Again, zero, zip, nada. Once this president did something, all of sudden they had the right idea. Free markets, are you kidding me. Let's give this a chance, lets see what happens. At least something was accomplished. Health savings accounts, what a joke. That is the republican talking point. If you don't have the extra cash, that does squat for you.
If businesses can't provide health insurance, then we need to find a way to get everyone a way to see a doctor without going to the emergency room all the time. This is a part of what the Affordable Care Act was to do.
I have a small business with about 20 employees and did receive the $2,700 tax credit because we do provide health coverage to every employee. Underwhelming is a good way to describe the benefit. It's better than nothing, but best of all would be if the Supreme Court struck down the entire bill.
We can do better for health care at the state level. This is where it belongs and where the best programs can be created. ObamaCare was rushed and done as a totally partisan back room deal. The results are predictable. It sacrifices cost and quality for access and political expediency. The American people were given a lousy deal.