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Small Biz Can't Afford Health Coverage for Workers, Survey Finds

World Journal, News Report, Posted: Jun 22, 2009

NEW YORK Community advocacy group Make the Road New York released a survey Thursday that found that 70 percent of local small business owners said they are willing to buy health insurance for employees but the expense is too high. The World Journal reports the survey, The Pulse of Main Street New York: Small Business, Health Insurance and Views on Reform, includes opinions from 202 small business owners in New York State. More than 40 percent of them cover healthcare for employees. It costs from one to five percent of employees salary for 70 percent of the small business owners and more than 11 percent of employees salary for about 21 percent of businesses.


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