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Bipartisan Effort Revises Health Rule For Small Businesses
National Public Radio

President Obama signed legislation last Wednesday that makes a significant change in the health law’s small business rules, following a rare bipartisan effort to amend the Affordable Care Act.

The revision updates the definition of what constitutes a small employer so that companies with 51 to 100 workers won’t become subject to the small group insurance reform provisions next year. Instead, the law allows those companies to continue as large group plans, unless states step in to define them differently.