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Obamacare needs to be fair to small business

As a small business advocate, I have consistently supported the goals of the landmark health care reform law in Massachusetts and worked with our state’s leaders to ensure that small employers are not put at a disadvantage. It’s taken seven years of tweaking to get us to a point where there is real small employer fairness and meaningful cost containment in our health system.

So when the Obama administration started the process of implementing the Affordable Care Act, many of us in Massachusetts thought the ACA would hold us harmless since we were the model for the federal law. Unfortunately, that is not the case as evidenced by three regulatory actions in recent months.

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