Small business imperiled by health care costs
by Melinda Williams
Clippertoday.com: BOUNTIFUL - Tom Hori is “hopeful” Congress can come up with a health care plan which will allow small business owners like him the ability to continue to provide insurance to employees despite rising health care costs.
Hori is owner of Redcon Inc., a Bountiful business specializing in land surveying and global information systems, as well as technical support for computers.
He currently has 15 employees, and is still able to provide health insurance, although he said a large claim among those on his company’s insurance causes the already “unbelievably high” premiums to increase even more. To compensate, he’s had to increase insurance deductibles, but he doesn’t know how much longer he can continue that cycle.
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