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Michigan Businesses Urged to Study Costs and Affects of U.S. Healthcare Reform Packages
Date:9/10/2009

mployees are exempt from the pay or play model;
  • Employers with 50 or fewer full-time workers that pay 60 percent or more of an employee's premiums will get tax credits for three years to off-set new costs;
  • Small businesses and the self-employed will be able to buy into statewide buying pools to reduce premiums.
  • Deeb urged Michigan business owners to contact their U.S. senators and representatives to air their concerns about national health care reforms and the potential increased costs of doing business in Michigan.

    A summary of the latest House and Senate proposals for national health care reform may be found on the MBPA Web site: http://michbusiness.org/AdvocacyLegislation.aspx

    Based in Warren, Mich., the MBPA is the largest business organization of small to medium-sized businesses in Michigan, representing more than 20,000 members who employ over 180,0000 persons. Members include attorneys, physicians, architects, accountants, construction companies, banks, retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and the like. Member businesses receive numerous benefits including free legal and financial consultations; discounted technology, automotive and office products; employee training and recruitment assistance; and competitive insurance rates. The MBPA is a sister association to the Michigan Food & Beverage Association (MFBA) with more than 3400 members.

        Contact:  Sue Voyles (734) 667-2005
        -or-           Ed Deeb (586) 393-8800
    
    
    


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