Tuesday, January 03, 2006
Wal-Mart Watch: New Hampshire Health Care
DON'T TAKE NEW HAMPSHIRE BILL FOR GRANTED
- Fair Share Health Care Bill To Be Heard This Month (Sprawl-Busters)
Lawmakers in New Hampshire will take up legislation this month that requires large corporations to pay their fair share of health care costs for their workers. Such legislation around the country has been called the "Fair Share Health Care Act." The hearing on HB 1704, "An Act establishing a health care fund, continually appropriating a special fund, and requiring certain employers to report certain information to the department of health and human services" will take place on January 11th. Similar legislation was passed last year in Maryland, and was vetoed by the Governor. But that veto may be overridden this month. Under the proposed law, a for-profit employer with 1,500 or more employees, would have to spend up to 10.5% of the total wages paid to employees in the state on health insurance costs. If the corporation paid less than 10.5% of wages, it would have to pay into the Fair Share Health Care Fund "an amount equal to the difference between what the employer spends for health insurance costs and an amount equal to 10.5% of the total wages paid to employees in the state."
from walmart watch.com
I wonder if I am getting another invite to the next guvnahs ball???