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Small construction firms singled out in health care bill

Post Time:Jan 18,2010Classify:Industry NewsView:137

The health care legislation making its way through Congress has caught the attention of Las Vegas’ small contracting companies, which are worried changes may put them out of business.

Language added at the last minute to the Senate bill approved on Christmas Eve singles out small construction firms for harsher treatment for not providing insurance than any other industry, says Brian Turmail, a spokesman for the Associated General Contractors of America.

Under the health care legislation passed in the Senate, construction firms with as few as five workers would be subject to health care fines, he says, according to a Jan. 15 Las Vegas Sun report.

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