NASE Statement on Senate GOP Health Care Bill

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NASE Statement on Senate GOP Health Care Bill

CONTACT:  Kristofer Eisenla, LUNA+EISENLA media | 202-670-5747 (mobile)

Health Care Plan Must Include Flexibility, Affordability and Options

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With this morning’s release of the Senate Republican Health Care legislation, Katie Vlietstra, Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, issued the following statement:

“Today’s release of the Senate Republicans’ ‘Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017’ is only the next step in a long and complicated process.  However, we applaud policymakers for making health care a priority and encourage them to be cautious as they move forward to develop a plan that works for all Americans, including the small business community.

“It is imperative for any final health care legislation to be flexible, affordable and offer options for everyone throughout the American workforce. This includes ensuring key safeguards such as protections for patients and consumers; affordability for a range of income levels, including the self-employed and micro businesses that are largely part of the individual market; and offers various plan coverage options for different types of workers.

“We encourage the Senate to work with their House colleagues and Trump Administration to advance a plan that helps strengthen the American workforce.”

**To interview Vlietstra, please contact Kristofer Eisenla at or (202) 670-5747 **

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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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