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Health care reform worries small firms
Redding Record Searchlight

Health care reform — the bulk of which doesn’t take effect until 2014 — has prompted one north state restaurateur to put his expansion plans on hold.

But the new rules could benefit small businesses, companies that employ fewer than 25 employees, of which there are many in Shasta County.

Those same small businesses also are exempt from some of the mandates and potential fines that concern larger employers like Bruce Dean of the Black Bear Diner.