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The Employer Alliance For Affordable Health Care Releases Statement



Small business owners know how mandates can increase health insurance costs. Lawmakers have introduced 71 new coverage mandates since their return to Albany earlier this month. Unfortunately, that is not the worst of it.  
 
There is an immediate threat to your coverage. It is a 14 percent "assessment" on some health insurers included in Governor's budget proposal which you will ultimately pay. Industry taxes are always passed along to the consumer.
 
Most small businesses already experienced premium increases this year - ranging from nine to 14 percent - with no tangible healthcare benefit. The Employer Alliance for Affordable Health Care is working on your behalf, telling Albany to stop creating new taxes and focus on meaningful healthcare reform.

Make our message stronger. Tell your Legislators... "Any measure that increases healthcare costs is not acceptable."

It's bad for business. It's bad for the economy. It's bad for people.

Tell them to reject S. 7509/A.9509 (Revenue Article VII Bill) Part DD which imposes a 14% Health Insurance Windfall Profit Fee.

 

School is hard. Being a teenager is hard. These things are even harder when a kid is struggling with behavioral health issues. One in five youths between ages 13 and 18 have or will have a serious mental illness. One in ten has a mood disorder, one in ten has a behavior or conduct disorder, and one in eleven has an anxiety disorder. That’s why…
Northern Rivers Family of Services announced that Amy DiRamio, LCSW-R, has been named Executive Program Director of Behavioral Health, overseeing Northern Rivers Behavioral Health Centers (BHCs) in Albany and Schenectady. The BHCs, located at 401 New Karner Road in Albany and 530 Franklin Street in Schenectady, are New York State Office of Mental…
Mayor Patrick Madden announced the City of Troy will host an overnight stop of the 2018 Great Race, the world’s premiere vintage car rally, on Sunday, June 24. Hemmings Motor News’ the Great Race will bring 120 of the world’s finest antique automobiles to the Collar City for the event – presented locally by Brown’s Brewing Company – with the first…
Feb
22
A representative from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be available at the Chamber office.  This service is available to all businesses…
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Feb
27
Learn how to harness YOUR power within, build professional and personal networks and find inspiring mentors! Join top women professionals as they share…
7:30 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast; 8 - 9:30 a.m. Mentoring
Mar
07
Attend this dynamic discussion and Q&A with the presidents of area colleges at the Chamber's popular College Presidents Panel Discussion. Learn what’s…
7:30 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast, 8-9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion