The Stop the HIT Coalition, a broad-based group representing the nation’s small business owners, their employees and the self-employed, today launched a small business pushback campaign against rising health care costs. A key component of the efforts is an online payment inquiry or “invoice” tool, which allows small business owners and their employees to estimate the cost of the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance tax or HIT and relay that cost directly to their members of Congress.
“Small businesses on Main Street are tired of being told that the president’s health care law is making health care more affordable when in reality it is only raising costs and limiting choice,” said Amanda Austin, director of federal public policy at the National Federation of Independent Business, a leading Stop the HIT Coalition member. “The HIT is a perfect example of this—small businesses and their employees are left paying $145 billion in the first 10 years alone to fund the health care law while any benefits they might receive just continue to be delayed. This is discrimination against small businesses, pure and simple.”
The American Farm Bureau Federation is a member of Stop the HIT.