D.C. board approves forcing small businesses into health exchange [Examiner, The (Wash., DC)]
|By Liz Farmer; Liz Farmer, Examiner Staff Writer|
A D.C. board has voted to require individuals and small-business owners in the District to purchase their health insurance through the newly minted health exchange it oversees.
The D.C. Health Benefit Exchange board approved the regulations late Wednesday, with just one modification to shrink the size of businesses that would come under the regulation.
The exchange's chairman, Dr.
"We have made a great start toward creating an exchange the District can be most proud of," Akhter said in a statement. "I look forward to creating an institution that aspires to ensure no Washingtonian will go without insurance."
The requirement would affect small businesses with 50 employees or fewer. The original proposal suggested businesses with 100 employees or fewer.
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