Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Affordable Care Act/Proposition E in SF/ Data Breeches

Today in the Kaiser Health News there was a piece about an analysis prepared  by Urbans Health Policy Center  saying that if the health law was implemented this year, the number of Americans covered by  employer sponsored insurance would increase by 2.7% and cost for small businesses with under 50 workers would decrease by 7.3%. For businesses less than 100 employees health insurance cost would be reduced by 1.4%. The report goes on to say that businesses with 101 to 1000 would see a 4.6% increase.
I am a supporter of the Affordable Care Act but these numbers for small  businesses with less than 50 employees seem pretty optimistic. What do you think?

For those of you in San Francisco you know that Proposition E is on the ballot for November.  This would change the current payroll tax to a gross receipts tax. There is no opposition but in a recent poll it was found that one third of those surveyed support the measure,one third oppose and the remainder were undecided. Small Business California has no position on this as it is a local issue but most small business associations in SF support this. I think most small businesses support this measure but we have to do a better job of talking to our employees, customers and friends encouraging that they support the measure. San Francisco is the only City or County in California that has a payroll tax.

I have put together  a short piece on how a small business can protect itself from security breaches. This is a serious problem for small businesses and most have not taken steps to protect themselves. I don’t send attachments on my emails so if you would like a copy please let me know.

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

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