Yesterday afternoon, President Obama tweeted this:


The link goes to this editorial endorsing the Affordable Care Act, written by Cupcake Royale owner Jody Hall

As a small business owner, I know a thing or two about taking risks. In a city known for its coffee (Seattle), I went all in on cupcakes when I opened my first bakery in 2003. My business – Cupcake Royale – was the country’s first cupcake bakery outside the Big Apple...We offer health care to all employees who work over 28 hours a week – and we pay 75 percent of the cost. This is an important part of our business values. It’s also been a huge challenge.

Between 2004 and 2010, we were faced with rate increases routinely exceeding 20 percent – as high as 40 percent in 2009. In 2011, our health care costs were more than $67,000.

We’ve got to get these costs under control. How? Let’s start with upholding the Affordable Care Act.

It's a great editorial that addresses one of the biggest issues holding small business back today—out-of-control health care costs. When your health care increases by the salary of one or two employees every year, that's obviously going to stand in the way of job creation. You should definitely read it, and maybe pick up a cupcake or two today to thank Jody for sticking with her health-care policy. I know a lot of people who are uninsured because they work part-time jobs; Cupcake Royale's 28-hour-a-week cutoff is generous and responsible.