New York City Lawmaker Fights to Save Immigrant Small Businesses and Jobs

CHRONIQUE DES INVITÉS/GUEST COLLUM By Steven Barrison New York City Lawmaker fights to save immigrant small businesses and jobs The last 20 years of hyper real estate speculation in NYC has put every immigrant business owners’ future in jeopardy. The majority of immigrant owners fear when their leases are about to expire.  They are anxious due to having no rights in the lease renewal process in a market where Landlords are making windfall profits, while long-established businesses are forced…

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Congress must stabilize the individual market

Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D- WA) created a bipartisan bill last year to improve health insurance markets. The deal allocates funds for cost-sharing reductions, which reduce out- of-pocket costs for low-income beneficiaries. The senators’ bill is a welcome step to stabilizing the individual markets. The Administration previously announced its intention to slash funds for CSRs. That action, though, would skyrocket premiums for low-income beneficiaries and price some out of  coverage, further eroding the individual market. Continuing CSR payments is a critical step….

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