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Lift health care reform’s deductible cap
USA Today

The Obama administration recently announced that it would delay until 2015 the Affordable Care Act’s “employer mandate,” which will require all companies with at least 50 full-time employees to offer health insurance or pay a fine.

The delay represents a big help to large firms. Now it’s time for the administration to throw a similar lifeline to small businesses — by lifting the law’s cap on annual deductibles. Doing so would make insurance more affordable for smaller firms — and thereby help the White House meet its goal of expanding access to coverage.