COSE Reacts to Supreme Court Upholding Affordable Care Act

Jun 28, 2012, 13:20 ET from Council of Smaller Enterprises

CLEVELAND, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) has released the following statement on the heels of today's Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act (Healthcare Reform). 

"Our members share opinions on both sides of this law, depending on their size and their personal situation. As an organization, our focus has been to direct attention to the need to reduce the cost of health care, the inclusion of more people in the health care system, the creation of a widely available and accessible basic benefit plan, and the connection of consumer behavior and availability of information to decision making in health care. The ruling by the Supreme Court today addresses some of these issues.

With nearly 40 years of experience in small business health care, COSE understands the challenges small businesses face accessing insurance.  The law works to address this issue, which is a step forward.  However, true progress can only be made if we address the cost of care and the resulting cost of health insurance to small businesses and their employees. Now that we have a clearer direction, COSE looks forward to continuing its advocacy efforts and acting as a voice and resource for small business."

If you have questions, please contact Randy Carpenter at (216) 592-2371 or .  COSE will continue to have further reaction and analysis to the Supreme Court decision on its website at

About COSE
COSE is one of Ohio's largest small business support organizations, striving to help small businesses grow and maintain their independence. Comprised of more than 14,000 member companies, COSE has a long history of fighting for the rights of all small business owners, whether it's through group purchasing programs for health care, workers' compensation, or energy, advocating for specific changes in legislation or regulation to benefit small business, or providing a forum and resource for small businesses to connect and learn from each other. (

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