Original statement issued on March 23, 2012:
Today, Small Business Majority released an easy-to-use online resource called the “Actual Factual brochure,” which small business owners can use to learn how the 2-year-old healthcare reform law impacts their businesses.
National small business advocacy organization Small Business Majority released a virtual version of the Actual Factual brochure, which was developed and produced by Ascension Health, the largest nonprofit health system in the nation. Presented in an easy-to-use flipbook format that can be accessed from all mobile devices, it puts important information about the law at small business owners’ fingertips.
“The nation’s small businesses are critical to achieving 100 percent access to healthcare,” said Susan Nestor Levy, Chief Advocacy Officer, Ascension Health and Executive Vice President, Ascension Health Alliance.“To help spread the word about the provisions in the law that help small businesses provide health insurance to their employees, Ascension Health developed the Actual Factual brochure. By making it available in a virtual, easy to flip-through format, we hope even more small businesses will learn about the law and take advantage of the provisions aimed at helping them.”
The healthcare landscape is shifting as the market adjusts to provisions of the Affordable Care Act, signed into law on March 23, 2010. The Actual Factual brochure, which details provisions of healthcare reform pertinent to small businesses, walks small business owners through the ACA provisions such as healthcare tax credits, small business exchanges and various cost containment measures aimed at lowering costs throughout the system.
“As the Affordable Care Act continues bringing changes to the healthcare system, it’s essential to disseminate clear information about how this law impacts our job creators,” said Small Business Majority CEO John Arensmeyer. “This brochure allows them to have this information literally at their fingertips, so wherever they are—be it their business, a job site or meeting with clients—if they have questions about the law they can access a resource that will give them clear, easy-to-understand answers.”