Why Your Employer May Drop Your Health-Care Plan - Businessweek: " . . . Fear of backlash from workers keeps many employers from dropping coverage, as Bloomberg reported in December. Tax deductions for health spending also encourage businesses to keep offering benefits. Still, while few admit it publicly, many American companies would love get out of the health insurance business. For employers, providing health insurance is expensive and the cost increases are unpredictable. Their competitors in most other wealthy nations don’t have to bear the same costs: That’s usually the government’s job. . . ."
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After the Quake: Photos from Turkey and Syria - The deadly earthquake was felt in at least four countries, with most of the casualties and the heaviest damage reported in Turkey and Syria.
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