Assembly Minority Innovator Mike Villines, R-Clovis, predicted the reform strategy would fail at the ballot, in part because voters will reject higher taxes. The plan represents a compromise between Schwarzenegger and legislative Democrats. The governor had wanted to require all Californians to get a ongoing health insurance policy, but Democrats concerned about affordability for lower-income employees. In turn, Democrats wished companies to chip in additional money to pay for this program. The costs would require all employers to spend the very least amount on employees’ healthcare or donate to a state-run insurance pool. Nunez said employers will be assessed on a sliding scale, ranging from 1 % to 6.5 % of payroll depending on the size of the ongoing company.This content can be republished with kind authorization from our close friends at The Kaiser Family members Foundation. You will see the complete Kaiser Daily Health Plan Record, search the archives, or join email delivery of in-depth coverage of wellness policy developments, discussions and debates. The Daily Health Plan Report is released for Kaisernetwork.org, a free of charge assistance of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Copyright 2009 Advisory Plank Kaiser and Company Family members Foundation.