Health Care Funding At Issue

Núñez and Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, had proposed 7.5 percent in AB 8, a previous plan that the governor vetoed. The California Chamber of Commerce contends any employer mandate would violate the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act, which pre-empts state laws dealing with employee benefit plans. Read More. (The Sacramento Bee 11/07/07)

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