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UPS drops health benefits for spouses in U.S.
San Francisco Chronicle

United Parcel Service’s decision to drop health benefits for 15,000 of its workers’ spouses may be a sign of the future, as U.S. businesses grapple with rising medical bills and the added burdens of Obamacare.

The nation’s fourth-largest employer said Wednesday that it will no longer offer health coverage beginning Jan. 1 to spouses who can get it through another company. UPS cited the 2010 health care law as part of its thinking, saying it would increase costs and provide other insurance options for spouses.

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