Wall Street Journal (02/11/13) Louise Radnofsky
With governors in 25 states looking to opt out of the Medicaid expansion pushed by the federal health care law, employers are concerned about being forced to insure their low-wage workers or pay fines of $2,000 or more per person. Business groups are calling on states to take part in the Medicaid expansion, given that the federal government will cover 100% of the costs from 2014 to 2016 and at least 90% in each subsequent year. Some employers say they will have to raise prices for consumers or reduce wages if they are forced to take on the burden of insuring these workers.
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