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Rep. Fattah Says Small Businesses in Philadelphia Are Big Winners in Today's Healthcare Reform
Date:3/21/2010

loyees or less will be allowed to enter the new healthcare coverage exchange, gaining the same buying power as major corporations.

"This legislation will NOT be a burden on small business," Fattah said. "The vast majority of these businesses, those with fewer than 50 employees, are exempt from the shared responsibility requirement. They will gain, not lose under the bill.

"It is often overlooked that 60 percent of America's uninsured – 28 million people – are small business owners, their workers and their families," Fattah said.

"In Philadelphia, corner market, the barbershop, small firms and merchants are the heartbeat of our great city," he said. "They have been disproportionately impacted by soaring healthcare costs and insurance hurdles. Today, at last, we can tell these employers and their workers: help is on the way."

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