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The latest useful materials on how health reform is affecting Illinois, to help you navigate the changing landscape.


 Q:   Healthcare Reform Will Help Illinois Small Businesses This 2009 fact sheet from the Small Business Majority noted that small businesses are burdened by high premiums, especially in Illinois with its high degree of market consolidation; it concluded that reform will make healthcare more affordable for the state’s small businesses.


 Q:   Small Business Tax Credits: The ACA Offers Incentives A policy brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation describes incentives under the Affordable Care Act for small business owners to provide health insurance coverage for their employees. The brief was published in Health Affairs in January 2011.


 Q:   Small Business Majority's Healthcare Research The Small Business Majority uses scientific and opinion research to provide small business owners, advocates, policymakers and others with the information and tools they need to navigate complex healthcare-related issues.


 Q:   Explaining the Medical Loss Ratio This March 2012 fact sheet from the Kaiser Family Foundation explains how the ACA's MRL provision will affect health insurers and consumers. The provision requires most insurance companies that cover individuals and small businesses to spend at least 80% of their premium dollars on health care (that is, paying medical claims) and quality improvement. (more…)

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