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Tim Holmes, left, and his wife Colleen Holmes, who own and operate Wheatfields Restaurant. hey were considering opening a third business but decided against it. One factor was the risk in expanding their staff beyond 50 full-time employees and having to provide federally mandated health coverage in 2014.

Health care law perplexing to business owners

Posted on October 16, 2013 at 10:48 am

MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Restaurant owners Colleen and Tim Holmes were considering opening a third business in a growing upstate New York suburb but decided against it. One factor was the risk from expanding their staff beyond 50 full-time employees and having to provide them federally mandated health coverage. Despite knowing the penalty for that part of the Affordable Care Act had been postponed for a

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