By  on February 23, 2010

WASHINGTON — President Obama outlined a health care reform compromise on Monday that would increase government fees on employers that don’t offer full-time health insurance to subsidize eligible workers applying for aid in an insurance exchange.

Retail groups criticized Obama’s proposed compromise — an effort to resuscitate his signature domestic issue — over employer health insurance coverage requirements, saying they would impose undue cost burdens on companies. The White House estimated the package would cost $950 billion over 10 years, but would be paid for by new taxes and fees on business.

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