More than 300 small business owners are registered for a Thursday, June 27, all-day session at SeaTac. Business experts from industries throughout the state will speak to Washington's business climate and how health care changes will impact small businesses.
Washington Policy Center's biennial statewide Small Business Conference (held jointly with its 11th annual Health Care Policy Conference) will be at the SeaTac Hilton beginning with a 7:30 a.m. breakfast. Registration information is at this link.
A keynote lunch address will be given by Avik Roy, a Forbes health care writer and MSNBC and Fox News analyst. He recently predicted that premiums for individual health plans in this state will rise between 34- and 80 percent once all the provisions of the federal Obamacare changes are in place.
The Thursday session will also have panels on what the new health care laws mean for employers and workers, job killers and creators, an overview of the 2013 legislative session, discussion of SeaTac's new living wage proposal, and video remarks by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, who sits on the U.S. House Committee on Small Business.