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Health & wellness

Repeal of employer mandate moving forward, Patrick says

Governor Deval Patrick said Thursday that he will not block the repeal of a state mandate for employers to provide health insurance to their workers or pay a penalty, though the Obama administration last week announced a delay in the federal program that was supposed to take its place.

The state’s landmark 2006 health care law included a provision, referred to as the “fair share employer contribution,” requiring that employers with more than 10 workers provide coverage or pay the state $295 per employee.

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