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Small firms’ rates soaring

Some curtail health plans; state caps have limited impact

Cornelia Jacquier and her husband had to reshape their auction business, which specializes in farm equipment, because of insurance costs. That entailed laying off their sons. Cornelia Jacquier and her husband had to reshape their auction business, which specializes in farm equipment, because of insurance costs. That entailed laying off their sons. (Matthew Cavanaugh for The Boston Globe)
By Erin Ailworth
Globe Staff / September 23, 2010

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Many small Massachusetts businesses are grappling with major increases in health insurance costs, despite an aggressive effort by the Patrick administration to cap rate increases. (Full article: 1274 words)

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