Health Care

    The Affordable Care Act

    The Affordable Care Act was signed into law in March 2010, and ABA continues to monitor the law's implementation in an effort to provide members with up-to-date information on how to make the most of new provisions in the law. Following the 2012 ruling of the Supreme Court, which declared most of the law to be constitutional, ABA will provide members the latest news on the implementation of state health insurance exchanges, tax credits, and any other relevant news related to health care – and will alert members to important related issues about which they may want to make their views known to their elected officials.
    Key components of the Affordable Care Act— including an individual mandate that requires everyone to have health insurance by January 1, 2014 or to pay a penalty—are now rolling out. Click on your state below to find state-specific information on how the health reform bill affects you and/or your store.

    Click here to read Health Care Reform and the Bookstore: How it Effects You Now, presented by Small Business Majority and ABA at regional book trade shows around the country.

    Find state-specific information on how the health reform bill affects you and/or your store:

    Health Care Reform Options for Small Business Owners Featured on SBA Site

    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has a web page and blog dedicated to educating small business owners about the Affordable Care Act. The site and blog connects small business owners to information provided by SBA’s federal partners responsible for implementing the law, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    The most recent articles on health care legislation from Bookselling This Week:

    May 10, 2017

    Late last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA, H.R. 1628) by a slim margin; the bill is an attempt by the Republican congressional majority...

    January 11, 2017

    The Republican drive to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as quickly as possible may have hit a speedbump. Over the past week, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) urged the Republican majority in Congress to...

    July 20, 2016

    On Monday, July 18, delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, adopted the 2016 Republican Platform, which, among other items, addresses the role of small businesses in...