Rising Health-Care Costs Hurt Small Biz

A survey of some 4,000 self-employed individuals and business owners with 10 or fewer employees finds most can't afford to offer health insurance to employees

A majority of microbusiness owners (those with 10 or fewer employees) agree that it is their responsibility to provide health insurance for their employees, but high costs mean very few offer it, according to the 2008 Health Care Survey conducted by the National Association for the Self Employed.

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