More small businesses offering health benefits

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    For context, almost a quarter of the nation's uninsured work at very small businesses (<25 employees), which are the least likely businesses to offer health benefits. This weekend, the LA Times checks in on how the new tax credit to help those employers cover the costs of health coverage is working out.

     
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    It would be nifty if all Obamacare was about was using tax breaks to make insurance more affordable.

    But it's not, is it?
     
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    Blue Cross/Blue Shield and it's subsidiaries happen to participate in full range Obama Care.

    You need to be very careful who you get health insurance from unless you want to end up being treated like a piece of meat.
     
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    As do the small employers using the ACAs new tax credit to offer health benefits to their employees, it would seem.
     
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    I know someone in business for himself (lawyer) with two secretaries. He pays $9K a year for health insurance PER SECRETARY, plus $5K a year per secretary for payroll tax.

    That's BEFORE they get paid!

    Holy SHIT!

    If you ever wonder why it's hard to be a business owner, here's a clue...
     
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    My last employer whom I got insurance thru a year and a half ago charged me $750 per month per helath ins for my wife and myself.

    Cobra was over $1,100/month from them.
     
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    In this era of intense business competitions every business has to offer more to attract man power and customers . So all business and even small business also offering health care benefits to its employees.
     
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    There aren't enough tax breaks in the small business world world to pay for HC.

    Back when HC didn't cost an arm and leg, those might have helped, but today truly small businesses often don't net enough profits (hence pay enough taxes) that a tax break would make the difference.

    And FWIW, business has ALWAYS (meaning in your and my lifetimes) been able to write off HC insurance as an expense so it has always been a tax break.
     
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