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Independent Retailers Point to Healthcare Reform as Top Concern

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The 2012 Independent Grocers Financial Survey, from the National Grocers Association (NGA), is out, and it says that “independent grocers express a great level of concern over the financial impact of the changes to healthcare insurance mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).” The other top-three issues include the budget deficit and deficit spending, and swipe fee regulation. 

The top concerns are: 

  • Healthcare reform
  • Budget deficit and deficit spending
  • Swipe fee regulation
  • Job stimulus/unemployment policy
  • 2012 Presidential election
  • Energy policy
  • Estate (death) tax
  • Immigration reform
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