Governor Patrick Signs Legislation to Reduce Health Care Costs for Small Businesses

Continuing his successful efforts to provide small businesses with relief from skyrocketing health care costs, Governor Deval Patrick today joined legislative leaders and small business owners to sign legislation that could save small employers up to 12 percent on insurance premiums, increase transparency among providers and insurers, and improve the quality of health care for residents across the Commonwealth. The law, which includes many of the provisions from the legislation the Governor filed in February, also makes small businesses eligible for savings on health care premiums, and will allow them to be able to pool their resources and establish cooperatives for the purpose of purchasing health insurance.