http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091025/ap_on_bi_ge/us_health_care_overhaul]AP sources: Health bill may cut employer mandate (AP) [/URL]



AP - Businesses would not be required to provide health insurance under legislation being readied for Senate debate, but large firms would owe significant penalties if any worker needed government subsidies to buy coverage on their own, according to Democratic officials familiar with talks on the bill.