Small Business Health Insurance

Publication Date: February 2009

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

Author(s): Daniel Wityk

Research Area: Business; Health

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

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


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.