A Small Biz Health-Care Headache

With the midterm elections approaching, states are clashing on the best way to address businesses' rising health insurance costs

Eileen Wheeler Sheehan, owner of Able Associates, a staffing company based in Fall River, Mass., is concerned about her state's new health-care bill that was passed in April. Sheehan employs five full-time workers, and works with about 100 others on a part-time or temporary basis. She says state governments shouldn't have any say in whether she provides health care to her employees, many of whom earn just above minimum wage.

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