NASE Statement on GOP Plan to Replace the ACA

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NASE Statement on GOP Plan to Replace the ACA

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

ACA: Repeal and Replace Process

Good First Step: Time to Replace Our Health Care System with Affordability and Options

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With news that House Republications have offered their first blueprint for replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 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, today released the following statement:

“House Republicans have offered their blueprint for replacing the Affordable Care Act. The effort is a good first step and America’s smallest business community – the self-employed and micro-businesses – applaud efforts to eliminate the unfair individual mandate, while preserving key safeguards from the prohibition on the ban on pre-existing conditions to ensuring coverage to age 26 and lifetime coverage caps.

“While this process will take time, we encourage the Republican-controlled House to work with their Senate colleagues, and the Trump Administration, to move cautiously in developing a plan that is both affordable and offers options for the American people and the small business community. The plan should also offer incentives, like tax credits, to encourage individuals to enroll in health care coverage instead of penalizing them.

“Again, America is looking for a replacement plan attached to any repeal. With strong stabilization policies in place, the health insurance market will continue to offer affordable coverage for millions of Americans and ensure no-one loses this critical coverage.

**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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