Health Care Reform In A Struggling Economy: What Is On The Horizon For Small Business?

February 04, 2009

by Terry Neese

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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