Massachusetts tax group sees big healthcare hit to employers

Martin Finucane, Boston Globe, December 7, 2007 Employers will spend an
estimated $175 million more a year for health insurance under the
state's healthcare reform law, according to a report released yesterday
by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. The increase in costs will
include $150 million as more employees accept coverage and $24 million
for new prescription drug benefits, according to the report, "An
Analysis of the Essential Role of Employers in Massachusetts Health
Care Reform." ... Massachusetts