Small businesses will gather tomorrow for a roundtable discussion regarding the impact of the Health Insurance Tax. The 9 a.m. meeting will take place at the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce in downtown Roanoke. Participants must preregister.
Here is the press release from Stop the HIT.
Roanoke, Va. (October 2, 2012) – On Wednesday October 3, local small business owners and supporters will participate in a healthcare roundtable to discuss the impact of the looming Health Insurance Tax (HIT) and how Washington can take action to repeal the tax that will take $87 billion from the pockets of small businesses in Virginia and across the country.
Due to space requirements, an RSVP is requested. Details are as follows:
Who: Brian Plum, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Blue Ridge Bank; and
The Stop The HIT Coalition
What: Roundtable to discuss impact of the Health Insurance Tax (HIT) on Virginia small businesses which will exceed $87 billion in its first decade alone
When: Wednesday, October 3, at 9:00 a.m.
Where: Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce 210 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke, Va.
The Stop The HIT Coalition represents the nation’s small business owners, their employees and the self-employed who are actively working to repeal the Health Insurance Tax (HIT) provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PAPCA). This costly, unfair and hidden tax will increase the cost of health insurance in the small business market and would needlessly stifle economic growth. The Stop The HIT Coalition is engaging members of the small business community, policymakers and other key stakeholders in a grassroots campaign to highlight the significant harm caused by this tax, all the while promoting repeal measures that will Stop The HIT before it takes effect in 2014. The Coalition supports the repeal of the HIT in current bills, HR 1370 and S 1880. More information about the Stop The HIT can be found at www.StopTheHIT.com.