Emerging Regulatory Issues Archive
The Business Impact of the Proposed Kerry-Edwards Health Plan
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CRE, at the request of a coalition of trade associations, has analyzed the regulatory mandates that would be imposed on businesses through implementation of the proposed Kerry-Edwards Health Plan (pKEHP). The CRE analysis emphasizes that the harshest burden from the pKEHP would fall on small businesses and companies that utilize temporary, seasonal and/or part-time employees. The analysis also explains that the proposed health plan does not address high administrative overhead costs for businesses, one of the key underlying reasons why smaller firms are less often able to offer health benefits to their workers.