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Bump in the road for health reform but not a detour
Sacramento Bee

Most people in California and across the nation get health insurance coverage from their employer. In the United States, 98 percent of firms with 200 or more workers provide health insurance coverage (97 percent in California).

Similarly, 94 percent of firms with 50 to 199 workers provide coverage (92 percent in California). Under the Affordable Care Act, businesses with more than 50 full-time workers that were not offering coverage – primarily restaurant and retail chains and agricultural businesses – were supposed to start offering coverage by January 2014 or face fines of $2,000 to $3,000 per worker.