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PPACA spawns a new form of wage discrimination

Published
  • February 01 2011, 1:00am EST

Beginning in 2014 all employers with at least 50 employees must buy comprehensive heath insurance for all full-time employees or pay a penalty of $2,000 dollars per employee.

With the average cost of health care per employee around $8,000 by 2014, some employers will exit the health care marketplace and pay the fine. An employer could drop health coverage, pay a fine, even give employees a raise, and end up ahead.

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