Congressman Russ Carnahan participated in a forum Thursday by Ascension Health, the Missouri Health Advocacy Alliance, and the Small Business Majority aimed at giving small business owners, entrepreneurs and people who are self-employed up-to-date information on ways the Affordable Care Act can help lower their health insurance costs.
"Business owners have a lot on their minds right now," said Carnahan. "That's why forums like this can help them cut to the chase and get solid information to make smart decisions. It's important for entrepreneurs to know that the Affordable Care Act is designed to help small businesses with common-sense policies and cost savings to help their bottom line."
Speakers at the event, including St. Louis small business owners and representatives from the IRS, addressed members of the St. Louis business community to talk about cost-saving policies in the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act, which Carnahan supports, allows small businesses and those who are self-employed to buy health insurance at lower rates consistent with what larger companies pay. The Act is designed to elevate the quality of care and insurance options, and provides tax credits to small businesses which choose to buy health insurance for their employees.