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Benefits in federal health reform may not entice small businesses

The federal Affordable Care Act kept the nation’s employer-based health insurance system intact – and that decision may leave small business struggling to provide health care to their employees. The Affordable Care Act tries to fill cracks in the employer-based system, so that more people will have insurance and care will become more affordable for everyone. But critics say provisions in the Affordable Care Act aren’t enough to ensure that small businesses can provide coverage to their employees.