Small Group Market Reform Strategies

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In this section of the 2009 State of the States, you will find articles and tables describing efforts by states to expand health coverage in the small group market.  "State Reform Efforts Target Small Employers" describes several approaches to improving the small group market.  It includes a table of state small group subsidy programs.  "Section 125 Plans: Policy Implications for States" outlines a new policy approach designed to ensure that health premiums are tax deductible for those buying in the small group market.  A table describes the policy approaches of several states to promote these plans.