Two Republican senators have introduced legislation to repeal a mandate in the new health care reform law that would require employers of 50 or more workers to provide minimum health care benefits or pay a fee, an effort endorsed by the National Club Association. "The health care mandate will cause many American businesses to pay a $2,000 penalty per employee rather than provide health care. It will cause businesses that employ many of our lowest-income workers to reduce their number of employees. It will cause many other businesses to reduce the number of hours their employees work,” says Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee ranking member Lamar Alexander. “On the whole, the mandate means higher costs, fewer jobs, and lower incomes."
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