Small-Business Owners Squeezed by Health Insurance Debate

Opiela, Nancy
May 2008
Journal of Financial Planning;May2008, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p22
Academic Journal
The article reports on the impact of health insurance costs on small businesses. There are some 47 million people in the U.S. that are not receiving health insurance benefits from their job or otherwise. This is due to the difficulties of managing rising health insurance costs by business owners. Those companies that do offer coverage, mainly those with less than 100 employees, do not extend that policy to protect spouses or offspring. Health insurance for Americans is an important topic in the 2008 U.S. presidential election due to the sheer number of those that do not have it.


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