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Publication Date: February 2009

Publisher(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)

Author(s): Daniel Wityk

Funder(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)

Funder(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)

Topic: Business (Business operations and practices)
Health (Health care financing)

Keywords: association health; state regulations; small business; health insurance

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Undoubtedly there are many reasons why small businesses are less apt to offer health coverage to their workers than larger firms. However, one likely reason is that small businesses encounter a host of costly state regulations and mandated-benefit laws not faced by larger employers that self-insure.