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Health care bill offers no help for small businesses

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Washington, May 20, 2010 | comments
Chart shows that very few small businesses will qualify for the small business tax credit included in the Democrats’ health reform bill.
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The Democrats’ health care bill claims to help small businesses provide health insurance to their employees, but this chart clearly shows that it does not.  As the chart shows, the requirements to qualify for the tax credit are so confusing that they are almost impossible to decipher.  The requirements are so restrictive that, to qualify, many small businesses  would have to lay off employees first.  This provision does little to help small businesses pay for the cost of providing health insurance for their workers.  Instead of  passing health reform that does little to make healthcare more affordable and accessible, our nation’s small businesses deserve real reform.
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