By taxing local business owners, legislators and the governor are missing the fact that our state’s local coffee shops, the corner grocery store and your trusty car mechanic are going to have to cough up additional funds if they want to continue providing health coverage. This tax will add more hardship to local businesses who are already struggling through the global health crisis that has devastated our state. And for small employers currently not required to offer employer-sponsored health care, this measure will discourage them from doing so.

Opinion: Now is the wrong time to increase health insurance costs, Chris Dipentima, March 26, 2021, CTPost