The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, SBA, has unveiled its list of best and worst states when it comes to policies affecting health care costs for small businesses.
Topping the SBA list for providing the most business-friendly policies when it comes to health care is Idaho, followed by Utah. Iowa and Michigan tie for 4th, and Ohio and Alaska cap the top five.
South Carolina, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Nebraska and Wyoming round out the top 10.
The five least-friendly states for small business and health care are California, then Vermont at number 48, Connecticut and Maine tie for 49th, Washington state is 50th and Massachusetts logs in dead last. The District of Columbia was included and ranked 12th.
The complete list can be found at the SBE website, www.sbecouncil.org.