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Affordable Care Act & Small Businesses (2013)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-11-01

Duration: 00:12:45

Subjects: Health Care | HEALTH INSURANCE | United States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act | Small business


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Editor
  • Blazek, Jim, Jr. Interviewee
  • Wilkinson, Doug Interviewee
  • Campbell, Will Interviewee


This segment from the November 1, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s report on the impact of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) on small businesses. He interviews Jim Blazek, Jr., the owner of Leaaf Environmental, LLC, who shares his questions and concerns about the impact of the ACA on his business and employees. Whinham and Shauna Sanford then conduct an in-studio interview with Doug Wilkinson of the Louisiana Healthcare Education Association and Will Campbell of the Louisiana Small Business Development Center. They discuss the aspects of the ACA that impact small businesses, the questions that employers need to ask themselves, and their partnership for educating employers about the ACA requirements.