NFIB: Some Small Businesses Drop Coverage
The organization links the cause of this finding to the health law, but critics of the survey dispute it.
The Hill: Flaws In Study Of Employer Health Care Benefits
Supporters of the health care reform law say there are major flaws in a new survey of small businesses. They say the study, released Monday by the National Federation of Independent Business, mischaracterized key policies in the health care law. The NFIB survey said employers will be more likely to quit offering health benefits if large numbers of employees choose to pass up the employer-based coverage and instead buy a plan through the newly created insurance exchanges. But few employees will likely have that option, critics of the survey note (Baker, 7/25).
KHN's Capsules: Some Small Businesses Say Health Insurers Are Dropping Their Coverage
The NFIB said it couldn't say for certain that small businesses were losing their insurance because of the health law, but the organization is "pretty sure" that costs related to the health law were the cause, said Denny Dennis, a senior fellow at the NFIB and author of the report released today (Vaida, 7/25).
CQ HealthBeat: Insurers Dropping Coverage For Some Small Businesses, NFIB Says
One in eight small businesses that offer health coverage says its insurer eliminated the plan it was using in the past year or expects to do so in the future, according to a survey sponsored by the National Federation of Independent Business, a fierce opponent of the health care overhaul law (Reichard, 7/25).