Revised bill would exempt more small businesses from mandate

07/30/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

Revised health care reform legislation would exempt more small businesses from a requirement that would force them to choose between providing health insurance to workers and paying a penalty. Under the bill, companies with payrolls of less than $500,000 are exempt from the mandate. Democratic lawmakers say the provision will allow the legislation to move forward. However, some Republicans say the legislation will still hurt small businesses.

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