Health Insurance Law in Hawaii Essay by RightRiters

Health Insurance Law in Hawaii
A discussion on the Prepaid Health Care Law of 1974 and the effect it has on small businesses in Hawaii.
# 23121 | 774 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Mar 31, 2003 in Business (Law) , Medical and Health (General)

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This paper, written in the form of a letter to the Governor of Hawaii, argues against the use of the the state-mandated Prepaid Health Care law of 1974 which requires all businesses to provide medical insurance benefits to all employees who work more than twenty hours per week. The paper shows that this law affects the profitability of these businesses as they cannot afford to pay the average $2,200 per person on an annual basis. The paper looks at the disadvantages of the law to both employers and employees and examines alternatives.

From the Paper:

"In addition, many employers do not maintain full-time staff members because if they hire employees that work under twenty hours per week rather than full-time, they will not have to pay for the increasing costs of their health insurance premiums. This, in turn, limits potential economic growth because employees are not able to receive sufficient salaries for living expenses, and with the tax structure that is in place in Hawaii, it is often very difficult for the average family to survive. Furthermore, when fewer employees are available to perform the work, the result is evident in the lower production of products and services and this affects overall economic growth."

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