Massachusetts bill seeks health insurance option for firms
Boston Globe, June 1, 2009
Massachusetts small-business owners are trying to band together to buy employee health insurance in much the same way cities and towns were granted permission a few years ago. They say such an arrangement would give them big-company-style clout to bargain for better prices and pass the savings on to their workers, who face plans they cannot afford. But in order for small businesses to negotiate as a group, a state law must be changed.