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Health Care Relief for Small Businesses
New York Times

Small businesses struggling to provide health benefits to workers may win some much needed relief under the new health reform law, reports Walecia Konrad in today’s Patient Money column.

Just over one-third of Americans work for small businesses with fewer than 100 employees. If you’re one of those workers, you know that very few small companies offer comprehensive health insurance — or, for that matter, any health insurance at all. Even when they do, premiums can be prohibitively expensive, because small businesses can’t negotiate the discounts given to large group plans.