IFA Applauds Steps Taken to Fix america's Health Care System
IFA APPLAUDS STEPS TAKEN TO FIX AMERICA’S HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
WASHINGTON, March 9—International Franchise Association Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs Matt Haller released the statement below applauding the recent work from the administration and Congress on improving our health care system:
“We are encouraged by the steps taken to advocate for health care reform that will address cost containment and flexibility for consumers and employers. Restoring health care choices by expanding Health Savings Accounts, allowing small business to pool together resources and purchase insurance across state lines and eliminating the employer mandate penalties will lay the ground work for a 21st century, market-based, system. The American Health Care Act is a step in the right direction, and IFA will continue to work with lawmakers to ensure additional relief with respect to the employer mandate and the employer reporting requirements is provided for small businesses and their employees.”
IFA has worked diligently to educate lawmakers that certain provisions under the Affordable Care Act were unworkable for franchise owners who work across various industries, including restaurants, retail, lodging and service-related businesses.
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Celebrating 56 years of excellence, education and advocacy, the International Franchise Association is the world's oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising and the more than 733,000 franchise establishments that support nearly 7.6 million direct jobs, $674.3 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy and 2.5 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees and companies that support the industry in marketing, law, technology and business development.
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