Rural Health News

Some Good News for Small Business Tax Season

The Small Business Jobs Act, signed by President Obama on September 27, 2010, includes a particularly noteworthy provision, a one-year deduction of health care costs for sole-proprietors on their 2010 tax returns. While it's only temporary relief from skyrocketing health insurance premiums that farmers, ranchers and mainstreet businesses have been saddled with the last decade, it's a first step and a foot in the door.

Relief for Rural Americans

There are lots of opinions about health care reform. Few of us understand it all, and recent polling demonstrates that a fair percentage of Americans are not certain the legislation passed. Nonetheless, September 23, 2010 marked six months since it was signed into law.

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