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Santa Clara Co. unveils health care plan
ABC News

A public-private partnership in Santa Clara County is rolling out a new low-cost health plan for small businesses.

Called “Healthy Workers,” the program is designed to help companies with two to 50 employees provide coverage for $150 per employee per month, while employees contribute $75 per month. The hope is to have fewer people go to emergency rooms when they are sick and do not have health coverage. The program’s administrators say those premiums are about half the cost of comparable plans.