· Connecticut taxpayers currently subsidize the low wages paid by large employers - like Walmart and Dunkin’ Donuts - that have the greatest number of employees enrolled in HUSKY.
· Walmart, Dunkin’ Donuts, and other large, low-wage employers have stated that they intend to cut their workers’ hours to avoid compliance with the Affordable Care Act. By forcing even more of their employees to enroll in HUSKY, these employers will place an even greater strain on the state budget. They want Connecticut taxpayers to pay for their employees’ health care.
· This strategy also gives these large employers an unfair advantage over businesses that pay fair wages and provide full-time employment.
· 6614 requires that large employers reimburse the State for a portion of the cost of having their workers enrolled in HUSKY. This additional revenue (estimated between $57 million and $164 million in year one) will provide needed funds for health programs while leveling the playing field for small businesses.
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Posted by Tom Connolly