Small Businesses Could Be Helped by Health Reform
Small businesses in California could benefit from national health reform because current proposals would allow them to pool together to get lower premiums to provide coverage to their workers. In addition, overhaul legislation in both chambers would allow businesses with fewer than 10 employees to deduct as much as half of what they contribute to their employees' health premiums. About 43% of California's uninsured residents work for employers who have fewer than 10 employees.
- "Small Businesses Stand To Benefit From Proposed Health Care Bills" (Calvan, Sacramento Bee, 12/15).