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Lightening the Health Care Load for Small Businesses
New York Times

Betsy Burton feels as if she dodged a bullet. At 64 and a co-owner of the King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City, she has been in business for 33 years and employs 25. Her shop provides health insurance to seven full-time employees.

But premium increases in recent years were so astronomical that health care costs had been eating up 30 percent of the store’s revenue, about $78,000 a year. “That’s just not sustainable for any business,” Ms. Burton said.

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