Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Affordable Care Act & California Small Business

I have sent notices to SF businesses about a meeting Small Business California and the Insure the Uninsured Project will be doing March 21 from 4 to 5:30 at Hanson Bridgett. They are located at 425 Market street 26th floor.

March 21st has been declared National Small Business Day for the passage one year ago of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

I am pleased to announce that Herb Schultz will be joining us. He is the Region 9 director of the US Health and Human Services. For those of you in the area there is still space available if would like to attend.

Please contact Maryann Cello at 415-680-2110 or if you would like to attend.

For those of you around California you are invited to call into a conference call March 22 at 1:30. Small Business California and Small Business Majority will be hosting this event on the PPACA and will have as our guest SBA Regional Administrator Elizabeth Echols. See details below.

Scott Hauge
Small Business California
2311 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA 94116

One YearLater:

The Affordable Care Act and California Small Businesses

On March 23, 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted, bringing about significant change for small businesses. Over the past year:

• Tax credits have been made available to help employers afford health insurance

• A high-risk pool has been set up for self-employed individuals with preexisting health conditions to purchase coverage

• Work has begun on the state’s health benefit exchange, a new marketplace for small businesses to buy private health insurance with increased purchasing power and decreased administrative costs

As we approach the one-year anniversary of this law, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is partnering with Small Business California and Small Business Majority to hear directly from the state’s small employers about the new law, what its impact has been, how it should be implemented and how the law can be improved. SBA Regional Administrator Elizabeth Echols will join us to listen to your comments and answer your questions.

Please join us via conference call for this opportunity to have your views heard and be a part of this important discussion.

Date: March 22, 2011 Time: 1:30pm PDT Conference dial-in number: (712) 432-0075 Access code: 962512

Participation is free. Please RSVP to David Chase at:

Note: We have limited space available to attend this meeting in-person in San Francisco. If you would like to join the discussion in-person, please contact David Chase for more information.

For more information:
David Chase
Small Business Majority

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