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Health reform good for small business

The flurry of misinformation around the new health care law is clouding the reality that reform is providing relief to many small business owners.

Health care costs for small businesses have risen 129% since 2000 and contribute significantly to the high rates of uninsured rural residents. Less than half of U.S. small businesses can afford to help their employees pay for health insurance.

So, just how does the new law impact small businesses?

Innovation and Flair Make It Work in Rural Nebraska

Melissa Graham, owner of Missa Sue’s Curly Q’s in Laurel, Nebraska, would tell you the key to her success is, “I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Laurel! They’ve been so supportive in my business, and I would not be here without them. I love giving back to the community with special events. Just because we aren’t as big as Omaha doesn’t mean we can’t provide community events that you might think only happen in big cities!”

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