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Should state close ‘loophole’ in health care law? Yes
Sacramento Bee

The federal health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act, holds the promise of bringing potentially lifesaving coverage to millions of Californians if we all live up to our shared responsibility – individuals, government and businesses. Under the ACA, individuals must have health care coverage through either their employer, the private market or subsidized government programs. The government provides subsidies through the new health care exchange to help individuals and businesses afford coverage. Businesses of 50 or more full-time employees must provide affordable coverage or pay a penalty to offset a portion of the taxpayer cost.