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Kill It Or Keep It? Small Business Groups At Odds On Affordable Care Act

Kristie Arslan, president of the National Association of the Self-Employed called the law a "good first step," but says it's a "mixed bag" for self-employed Americans, who comprise 78 percent of small businesses. Positives include guaranteed coverage regardless of pre-existing conditions or age. In creating the law, however, Arslan said Congress leaned toward creating access to better health insurance for all, but dropped the ball on making it affordable. "A lot of our members probably wouldn't be upset about a mandate if there were affordable options," Arslan said. "We think it should go back to Congress. Keep the market reforms but focus on cost."

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