New county program to help with health care
Original post made on Mar 2, 2010
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on Mar 2, 2010 at 2:30 pm
What a wonderful idea! Kudos to Santa Clara county for being ahead of Washington on the first steps to solving the health care crisis. I certainly hope lots of small businesses take advantage of it.
on Mar 2, 2010 at 3:13 pm
What is the premium (after the $150 one time employer paid fee)? $75 a week, a month, a year, a decade?
I assume that the coverage is for employees, not families.
Lots of missing details.
on Mar 2, 2010 at 3:45 pm
The devil is in the details. Read this.."To be eligible for the program, a business must employ 50 or fewer workers, must not be currently providing health coverage to their employees, and pay a tax-deductible fee of $150 for every covered employee. Additionally, at least 50 percent of their eligible employees must enroll for the coverage to be offered". This will make many people ineligible to enorll in this program. Once again, it comes with so many strings attached to avoid people enrolling in this kind of programs.