For firms without enough taxable income, the U.S. Treasury will exchange credits for grants of equal dollars .This article is republished with kind permission from our friends at The Kaiser Family Foundation. You can view the complete Kaiser Daily Health Plan Survey, search the archives, or join email delivery of in-depth coverage of health policy developments, debates and discussions. The Daily Health Policy Report is published for Kaisernetwork.org, a free of charge service of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Copyright 2009 Advisory Board Business and Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.. Businesses fret penalties, seek opportunities in health overhaul Some small businesses gets financial help as part of the health overhaul that could cover up to 35 % of business’s premium costs for insuring employees by means of fresh tax credits, Kaiser Health News explains in a consumer column..
California reports initial case of West Nile virus this season The first individual case of West Nile virus infection in California this year has been reported in a 47-year-old Tulare County man. State Department of Health Solutions say the man sought treatment for fever and a headaches earlier this month but is currently recovering. State Health Director Sandra Shewry, is usually urging the public to take precautions to protect themselves from mosquito bites. In his revised budget Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has included $12 million in extra funding for existing mosquito control applications. The virus which is certainly transmitted to humans and animals through mosquito bites, has already been detected in 34 of California’s 58 counties in birds, mosquitoes, hens and horses this total year..