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Small Business Majority -- 2013 Spells Year of Big Changes, Uncertainty for America’s Small Business Community
Date:12/23/2013

Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 23, 2013

With the end of the year fast-approaching, America’s small business community looks back over the past 12 months of enormous changes and gridlock in Washington that has left them closing the books on 2013 with mounting uncertainty. The small business community across the country continues to face these challenges with 2014 on the horizon.

From the implementation of the Affordable Care Act to Congressional dysfunction in Washington resulting in a government shutdown and sequester, 2013 has become a year of big changes and lingering vulnerability for America’s smallest businesses.

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Implementation of the Affordable Care Act -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the online portion of the federal Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) marketplace through HealthCare.gov will be delayed longer than previously expected. Instead of the online marketplace, small employers who wish to purchase insurance through the SHOP can still do so by working with a certified broker or directly through an insurer—exactly the same way they purchase insurance now.

Dysfunction and Gridlock in Washington – The lack of governing and Congressional dysfunction has had real-world consequences for America’s small business owners. Polling shows small business owners think the political posturing hurts the economy and their bottom lines. With another potential deal on both the budget and debt limit, small businesses face increased uncertainty if policymakers continue their partisan bickering and kick the can down the road

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