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Health-Care Ruling Benefits Small Business, Some Say

Insurance exchanges could enable smaller employers to shop for a wider range of coverage choices – or help them bargain for better prices from their existing insurers.

June 29, 2012

"It's moot," says Pingup CFO Bethe Palmer when asked about the impact on her small technology start-up of today's Supreme Court decision to uphold the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which requires businesses with more than 50 employees to provide health insurance for their employees and mandates that all individuals have coverage. Why? Because Pingup, which has created a platform to allow customers to communicate with businesses by texting, rather than by telephoning or e-mailing, is based in Massachusetts, which already has those requirements and the penalties to back them up. Read more...

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