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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 1101, the Small Business Health Fairness Act:

“This legislation is the first step to allowing the purchase of insurance across state lines, and for small businesses, the benefits are huge. The Small Business Health Fairness Act gives small businesses the opportunity to join together across state lines, enhancing their negotiating power with health insurance companies to get the best deals for their employees. Big businesses have long had the size and clout to negotiate with insurance providers, but how can a small business with ten or 20 employees be expected to do the same? This bill puts small businesses on equal footing with large employers, and small businesses can expect lower costs and better options as a result.”