By Sam Baker - 12/13/12 10:01 PM EST
Nevertheless, any new coverage means at least some new costs, Graves said.
"There are many small business owners who will struggle to afford any coverage, let alone the comprehensive or 'supplemental' coverage envisioned by the proposed rule," he wrote. "Others will simply not be able to provide coverage and be forced to pay the penalty. Requiring policies to cover extensive benefits will only make health insurance more, not less, expensive."