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Group says small business support strong for Affordable Care Act

Tue, 19 Jun 2012 15:07:32 CDT
By: Willis Kern

Group says small business support strong for Affordable Care Act
The Illinois-based Campaign for Better Healthcare is releasing results of an internet poll the not-for-profit advocacy organization says shows strong support for the Affordable Care Act among small businesses. The poll shows 22% of Illinois small businesses responding want the so-called "Obamacare" law overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, which is expected to rule on its fate this week or next. The poll indicates 68% favor the act with a few minor changes when they learn of its specifics. The CBHC's Jim Duffett says the law is good for small business.

Duffett says he's confident the nation's high court will affirm the health care law because he says many aspects of it enjoy widespread conservative support. The group called on Governor Quinn to use his executive powers to establish a health care marketplace. Duffett says legislative efforts are basically dead. He says its too bad Quinn is yielding to the high court before acting on the issue.


The poll, which was conducted in Illinois and 7 other states earlier this month, finds 73% of small business owners would consider using a state insurance exchange.

View the Illinois poll, which was commissioned by the CBHC and completed by Small Business Majority.


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