Your Help Needed — Home Builders Unfairly Targeted in Senate Health Care Bill.
In the health care bill passed by the Senate last weekend, Democrats included a last-minute provision that targets the construction industry, including home builders. A provision was slipped into the health care bill that excludes the construction industry from the small business health care exemption contained in the bill.
Specifically, the bill unfairly singles out the construction industry by only giving construction firms an exemption from the bill’s employer mandates if a firm employs less than 5 people. Every other industry is granted an exemption if they have fewer than 50 employees.
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