Health Care Reform In A Struggling Economy: What Is On The Horizon For Small Business?
February 04, 2009
This Committee knows better than most that small business employees are much less likely to have access to employer-sponsored health coverage than the employees of larger firms. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation:
- Of the 45.7 million people without health insurance, 20 million are employees - or in the families of employees - of businesses with 50 or fewer employees.
- Among companies with more than 50 employees, 95.6 percent of workers have health insurance, compared to 42.6 percent of individuals working for small businesses.
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