Improving Our Healthcare System

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Washington, DC, January 12, 2017 | comments

Dear Friend,

In the last six years, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has dramatically improved health coverage and expanded access to care for millions of hard-working Americans. Rather than repeal it, we should do more to ensure the law works for everyone, including small businesses that want to offer health insurance to their employees but are struggling to afford it.

That’s why I introduced legislation this week to expand the ACA’s tax credit for small businesses, making it more affordable for small employers to offer health coverage to their workers.

The healthcare law created a tax credit to help small businesses afford the cost of health coverage for their workers. Unfortunately, too many businesses are either ineligible for the credit or discouraged by the complexity of its requirements to take advantage of this benefit. My bill would help small businesses compete and grow by simplifying and expanding this portion of the law, so more businesses can qualify for the credit and provide health coverage to workers and their families.

Congress shouldn’t dismantle this important law — instead, we should strengthen it through commonsense fixes like this.

As always, my office is here to serve you. If you have questions or comments about the topics that matter most to you, I encourage you to contact me through my website. You may also keep up-to-date on what I’m doing by following me on social media. If you need assistance dealing with a federal agency, such as the Social Security Administration, IRS or the VA, please do not hesitate to contact my Bothell office at (425) 485-0085.



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Tags: Health