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Health bill may be lenient on employers

Boston Globe, January 13, 2010

Democratic leaders negotiating a compromise healthcare bill appear likely to reject a House provision requiring employers to offer generous coverage to their workers or else pay a steep payroll tax, the Boston Globe reports. A handful of moderate Senate Democrats who hold the political upper hand in shaping the final bill are expected to insist on hewing much closer to the Senate's relatively lenient approach, which does not include a strong requirement that employers offer coverage, reports the Globe.