U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) have co-sponsored a bill aimed at protecting those employed at small- and medium-sized businesses from insurance premium hikes resulting from Obamacare.
S.1099, also known as the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act, was introduced by South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott. The measure would allow individual states to keep their small group insurance market definition at 50 employees – Obamacare sets the threshold at 100 employees.