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Weakening of ACA hurts businesses, too

Weakening of ACA hurts businesses, too

Lost in the debate about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is its role in helping aspiring entrepreneurs build businesses (“Trump’s latest effort to undermine the ACA makes Maryland action all the more crucial,” Feb. 20). Consumer Health First has heard from many entrepreneurs who were able to leave their jobs and start a business because the ACA gave them access to comprehensive affordable health insurance in the individual market.

But recent rate increases in Maryland put entrepreneurs at risk. Take, for example, one Maryland woman we heard...

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