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Small Business Community Response to Supreme Court Decision in King v. Burwell

Thursday, June 25, 2015
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Today’s Ruling Ensures Millions of Self-Employed are Not Unfairly Punished by Drafting Error

– As the Supreme Court of the United States today handed down its ruling in the King v. Burwell health care case, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for self-employed and micro-businesses, hailed the decision calling it a “clear win for millions of Americans who now have access to health care, including those who consider themselves part of our country’s small business community.”

“At a time when affordable health care premiums continue to be a major concern for small business owners, today’s ruling comes as a relief to the millions of mom-and-pop business owners across the country who are complying with the individual mandate requirement, but happen to live in a state who declined to establish a state-based exchanges,” said Katie Vlietstra, NASE’s Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs. “Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court validates the clear intent of Congress, which was to ensure premium assistance was made available to all Americans, regardless of where they purchased their health care.

“It’s our hope that after today’s decision, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle move forward and get to work to address the problems that still exist with the new health care law.  From providing the self-employed with increased affordability through enhanced coverage tiers, to misinterpretation of the applicability of the use of health reimbursement accounts and the calculation of premium assistance, there is still a lot of work left undone.”


The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, bringing a broad range of benefits to help entrepreneurs succeed and to drive the continued growth of this vital segment of the American economy. The NASE Small Business Locator helps identify and connect our nation’s smallest businesses. In addition, NASE’s new health care portal helps small business owners navigate the nation’s health care marketplace. The NASE is a 501(c) (6) nonprofit organization and provides big-business advantages to hundreds of thousands of micro-businesses across the United States. For more information, visit the association's website at


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