Massachusetts Governor Calls for More Health Coverage

The Boston Globe reports that Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) on Monday proposed a state regulation that would require businesses to contribute more to employee health coverage or pay an annual “fair share” penalty. Under existing state law, businesses with more than 10 full-time workers must offer health coverage or pay an annual penalty of $295 per worker. Employers could choose either to cover at least 33% of their workers’ premiums within the first 90 days of employment or ensure that at least 25% of their full-time workers are enrolled in an employer-sponsored plan.

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