Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., has proposed a tax credit for small businesses that offer health insurance to their employees.

Speaking to a Latino civil rights and advocacy group, the National Council of La Raza in San Diego, he credited former rival Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., with coming up with the idea. The refundable credit would provide as much as 50 percent of the premiums that small businesses paid on behalf of their employees.

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