According to a new study by the Urban Institute, small and large businesses could benefit from health reform, but mid-size companies will see a jump in health care costs.

Medium-sized businesses—firms that have between 101 and 1,000 employees—would have seen a 9.5 percent jump in their total health care costs if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act had been fully in place this year, the study found.

The report, prepared by Urban's Health Policy Center, was based on a simulation of the impact the law would have had on businesses in 2012, had it been fully in effect.

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