Small businesses pay a small percentage for every hour their employees work. The percentage is based on the size of the business. Collectively these “micropayments” pay the health care costs for employees of these small businesses that normally would not offer health care coverage.
Some restaurants have reacted to this program by charging a four percent surcharge on menus. Golden Gate Restaurant Association is not happy and is suing to overturn the law that mandates the program for small businesses.
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