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A monthly report covering health care plan design and legislative changes                   Volume 49, Number 4

In This Issue

Cancer Leading Cause Of Long-Term Absence From Work

Grassley noted that tax preferences for health care represent the single largest federal tax expenditure, amounting to $177.6 billion in 2005 and a projected $2 trillion over the next decade.

Congress Holds Hearings On Health Care Costs

Small Business Health Insurance Plans Bill Passes Senate Committee

The concept of small business health plans (SBHPs) has been highly controversial because the plans would be exempted from state mandates and would not be overseen by state insurance regulators.

States Weigh Measures Forcing Employers To Provide Health Benefits

As part of its "Fair Share Health Care" campaign, the AFL-CIO is backing legislation in more than 30 states that would require or otherwise pressure large employers such as Wal-Mart to pay their "fair share" of the cost of health care for their employees.

The information contained in this newsletter is for general use, and while we believe all information to be reliable and accurate, it is important to remember individual situations may be entirely different. The information provided is not written or intended as tax or legal advice and may not be relied on for purposes of avoiding any federal tax penalties. Individuals are encouraged to seek advice from their own tax or legal counsel. This newsletter is published by Liberty Publishing, Inc., Beverly, MA. Copyright © 2006 Liberty Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved.

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