Health Care

18 Dec

Just 17 States Meet Deadline for Health Exchange Plans

States that are planning to create their own health insurance exchanges had until Friday, December 14, to announce their plans, but thus far only 17 states have announced intentions to run their own health exchanges.

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02 Jul

Business Groups React to Health Care Ruling

The reaction of the business community to the Supreme Court’s June 28 ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act was a mixed bag of pro and con.

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28 Jun

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act

In a ruling that surprised many experts, the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act. The Small Business Majority hailed the decision, stating that it is a victory for small business owners “who have struggled with the excessively high cost of health insurance for decades.”

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21 Dec

Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Plan to Expand Health Care Choices

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) have introduced a proposal that they say would strengthen Medicare and, in the process, expand health care choices for seniors, individuals under 65, and small businesses.

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09 Feb

Health Care Tax Credits: Is Your Business Eligible?

With tax season officially here, ABA reminds members that the health care reform bill includes important small business tax credits that could help their businesses.

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03 Feb

Senate Votes to Repeal Expanded 1099 Reporting Requirement

On Wednesday, February 2, the Senate voted 81 to 17 to repeal the expanded 1099 reporting requirement that was part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Sen. Deborah Stubenow (D-MI) introduced the bill, which will now go to the House of Representatives.

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21 Dec

Second Effort to Repeal 1099 Reporting Requirement Fails

Last week, a second attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s expanded Form 1099 reporting requirement failed in the Senate.

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09 Dec

White House Releases Information to Help Small Businesses File for Health Care Tax Credit

The Obama administration has released new information to help small business owners take advantage of tax credits that reduce the cost of providing health coverage to employees. The update provides forms, instructions, and documents for claiming a tax credit this year.

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18 Nov

Changes to Health Care Law Would Reduce Burden for Employers

On November 16, Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), chair of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act (S. 3946), which would repeal the Affordable Care Act’s expanded Form 1099 reporting requirement, set to take effect January 1, 2012.

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10 Nov

President to Consider Dropping 1099 Requirement From Health Care Law

Last week, President Obama said that he would be willing to consider repealing a provision in the health care bill that requires businesses to file tax forms for any transaction over $600 with a single vendor.

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06 Oct

Benefits for Small Business in New Health Care Law

Booksellers should note that under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act qualifying small businesses can receive a tax credit designed to make the cost of covering employee heath care more affordable.

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23 Sep

Utah Bookseller Among President’s Guests to Mark Patient’s Bill of Rights

On Wednesday, September 22, President Obama marked the six-month anniversary of the enactment of his landmark healthcare bill in a backyard in Falls Church, Virginia. Among those meeting with the president at the event was Betsy Burton, the co-owner of The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City, Utah, and an ABA Board member.

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