The unAffordable Act Burns Entrepreneurs

Promised: “We see it as an entrepreneurial bill,” Pelosi said in May 2010.  “A bill that says to someone, if you want to be creative and be a musician or whatever, you can leave your work, focus on your talent, your skill, your passion, your aspirations because you will have health care.” –Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

“Between the Federal ACA and Cuomo’s heavy handed response in New York, the ACA actively impedes entrepreneurs. Health care coverage has become the number one concern of would-be freelancers and sole proprietors I speak with [...]”

“As a lifelong Democrat, I was first deceived by our president’s “you can keep your doctor” promise and am now more discouraged than ever by the New York State of Health Marketplace. My options for regaining the comprehensive benefits I had prior to ACA are:

“a) Hire a 20 hour per week employee (who I don’t need) in order to qualify as a “small business.”

“b) Close my business and find a large employer that still offers comprehensive health plans (like the ones our elected officials are still enjoying).”

“c) Marry someone with better benefits.”

“Is this what ACA and Cuomo had in mind to encourage entrepreneurs in New York?”

By Deb Stevens,  August 2, 2016 12:01 a.m.
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