Repealing Obamacare without a full replacement plan "would be catastrophic for small business," said
"The Affordable Care Act has significantly lowered small business owners' costs," Mueller said. "Before the ACA was passed, small businesses paid significantly more, and received fewer benefits, paying 18 percent more on average for health insurance."
Mueller cited the impact on self-employed entrepreneurs, a group that had difficulty obtaining affordable health insurance in the past, especially if the business owner had a pre-existing medical condition.
"We can't return to the old way of doing business," she said. "Repealing the Affordable Care Act would cause a rapid rise in health care costs, and create tremendous economic instability."
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"We are self-employed with a pre-existing medical condition and, prior to the Affordable Care Act, could only apply for high-risk insurance," Rogers said. "We were paying
Repealing the ACA without launching a replacement at the same time will stifle innovation, Hoff said. "It will force people to stay in jobs to keep their health insurance."
Supporting entrepreneurship is key to
"My company has helped to raise more than
Overall health care costs in the
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