Thursday, September 28, 2006

Yo Quiero HSA?

The growing number of Latinos without health insurance could be reduced if the government offered small businesses tax incentives to provide coverage, a Hispanic advocacy group said Thursday.

Many Latinos hold low-wage jobs in small businesses that are not as likely to offer health insurance, according to a report issued by the Latino Coalition. The group said only one in four Latinos nationwide has employer-provided insurance.

The report also recommended that the government offer tax credits, which would reduce taxes by a dollar for every dollar put into health savings accounts. These accounts use a mixture of savings and insurance to
help people cover medical expenses
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