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Forbes, Steve
February 2006
Forbes Asia;2/13/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p14
The article presents information on the enactment of a law in Maryland that requires any employer with 10,000 employees to either spend at least 8% of its payroll on health care benefits or pay the difference to the state. The law is aimed at Wal-Mart which forces its workers into Medicaid. Due to the increasing health care costs in the country, it is possible that these costs will be shouldered by businesses. A federal law indicates that U.S. states are barred from regulating employee benefits.


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