R.I. Medicaid tax targets many of state's biggest employers

Providence Journal: Nearly 200 Rhode Island employers have 50 or more workers enrolled in Medicaid and at least 10 have more than 300 workers enrolled in that government health insurance program, according to statistics from the Executive Office of Health and Human Services released Monday.

The report, required each year by state law, is released as lawmakers vet Gov. Gina Raimondo’s proposal to charge large companies a 10-percent tax (up to $1,500 per worker) on the wages of each employee receiving Medicaid. Nonprofit organizations and government employers would be exempt from the charge.

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