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Small Business Perspective on Lawsuit Challenging Affordable Care Act

In light of the challenge to the Affordable Care Act being heard today before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, is available to speak with media about why small businesses support the healthcare law.

Small business and economic expert John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, is available to speak to media about the ways in which small employers have benefited from the Affordable Care Act (ACA). He is also available to discuss an amicus brief Small Business Majority filed in the case of Texas v. United States.

"The ACA has provided quality, affordable health coverage to millions of small firms that once struggled to access health insurance," - Arensmeyer said.

'Prior to the enactment of the healthcare law, small businesses paid 18 percent more on average for health coverage than their big business counterparts. Following the enactment of the ACA, however, the growth in small business healthcare costs slowed dramatically. And because the law makes it much easier for the self-employed to obtain their own coverage, many more aspiring entrepreneurs have escaped 'job lock' and were able to go out on their own to start new ventures. Undoing the ACA, however, would erase these hard-won benefits for America's entrepreneurs, cause a rapid rise in healthcare costs and create substantial economic instability. For the good of America's job creators, the constitutionality of the ACA must be upheld."

John Arensmeyer is available for interviews this week and next. Small business owners are also available for interviews.

TO REQUEST AN INTERVIEW: Contact Simon Brown, Media Relations Manager for Small Business Majority: (2o2) 535-3229 or sbrown@smallbusinessmajority.org.

About Small Business Majority
Small Business Majority was founded and is run by small business owners to ensure America's entrepreneurs are a key part of an inclusive, equitable and diverse economy. We actively engage our network of more than 55,000 small business owners in support of public policy solutions and deliver information and resources to entrepreneurs that promote small business growth. Our extensive scientific polling, focus groups and economic research help us educate and inform policymakers, the media and other stakeholders about key issues impacting small businesses and freelancers. Learn more about us on our website and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About OFN
Opportunity Finance Network (OFN), the national network of community development financial institutions (CDFIs), strives to ensure low-income and other under-resourced communities have access to affordable, responsible financial products and services. Members of OFN are CDFIs that deliver responsible lending to help low-income communities join the economic mainstream. Through 2016, OFN's network originated $53 billion in financing in rural, urban, and Native communities. This financing has helped to create or maintain more than 1,200,000 jobs, start or expand nearly 256,000 businesses and microenterprises, and support the development or rehabilitation of nearly 1.9 million housing units and 10,429 community facility projects. For more information, visit www.ofn.org.

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