White House Highlights Story of Spokane Small Business Owner
SPOKANE, Wash. - Marking the 6-month anniversary of Health Care Reform becoming law, the White House today highlighted the story of Spokane small business owner, Janine Vaughn, as part of a revamped website – www.whitehouse.gov/HealthReform – which includes information on the impact of the law and stories from Americans in all 50 states who are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act.
Janine Vaughn owns Revival Lighting, a vintage lighting restoration, manufacturing, and retail shop in Spokane that has been in business for the last 11 years. She provides health insurance to her full-time employees and the new small business tax credits in the Affordable Care Act will make it easier for her to afford the cost of insurance.
Last year, Vaughn hosted Senator Patty Murray at her store for a roundtable discussion to discuss why health care reform was important for small businesses.
Vaughn is a member of the Main Street Alliance of Washington, a coalition of small business owners that fought for the law's passage. Main Street Alliance has an online calculator for businesses to estimate their tax credit under the Affordable Care Act.
According to a report from Families USA, this year more than 110,000 Washington small business owners will be eligible for small business health care tax credits of up to 35 percent.
On March 23, 2010 President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. The landmark new law will put into place comprehensive health insurance reforms that will hold insurance companies accountable, lower health care costs, guarantee more health care choices, and enhance the quality of health care for all Americans.
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