AB 880 Will Harm California Businesses, Opinion Piece Says
In an Orange County Register opinion piece, Bill Dombrowski -- president of the California Retailers Association -- write that a bill (AB 880) in the state Legislature that would "require larger businesses to pay the state a fine for each employee who is enrolled in the state's Medi-Cal program" does "nothing to reduce rising health care costs." Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. According to Dombrowski, all that the bill does "is assess fines on businesses that are already struggling to meet the [Affordable Care Act's] requirements while recovering from the devastating effects of the recession."
- "Bill Dombrowski: Proposed Health Care Penalty Harms Businesses" (Dombrowski, Orange County Register, 5/13).