Health Insurance: A Plan to Help Small Businesses

One Harvard expert calls on the feds to reinsure insurers, making it cheaper for small outfits to provide health benefits for workers

Small-business owners are constantly struggling to provide affordable health insurance for their employees, many of whom number among the 46.6 million Americans who are uninsured, according to Census Bureau data. While alternative strategies (see BusinessWeek.com, 3/16/06, "Fighting Off Health-Care Headaches") and nonprofit initiatives (see BusinessWeek.com, 5/22/06, "The Health-Insurance Crunch") offer short-term fixes, one expert has a long-term solution.

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