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Even Labor Unions Are Opting Out of Obamacare

Ned6 Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 9:33 AM
I run a successful dog walking business in Massachusetts, and under "Romneycare" I must pay a portion of employee healthcare if I exceed 11 "full time equivalent" [22 employees working 20 hours a week]. As a result, I have opened 3 doggie daycare centers to reduce staffing. We still have walkers making an average of $14/hr. If I am forced to pay healthcare costs, that rate will be cut by $2/hr., to keep my net cost the same. However, the state will see reduced tax revenue on the reduced salaries paid. Nationwide, the federal government will experience reduced tax revenues; either from reduced salaries as above or, if increased costs are passed along through price increases, a reduction in the number of units purchased.
Jerome49 Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 11:12 AM
KNowing Obama, he will blame the Republicans for Obamacare. Higher premiums, lower benefits, inability to keep your own plan, your own doctor, or get an appointment because of a doctor shortage - blame the Republicans. Why not? It seems to have worked on everthing else.
Davole Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 10:20 AM
Ned -

Obamacare enforcers would probably curtly regard you and your employees as a mere pack of dogs barking up the wrong tree.

Obamacare, officially known as the "Affordable Care Act", is quickly proving to be so unaffordable that neither businesses nor labor unions want anything to do with it.

In increasing numbers, US business complain about ‘Obamacare’ costs (but they are not the only ones).

David Dillon, chief executive of the Kroger supermarket chain, told the Financial Times that some companies might opt to pay a government-mandated penalty for not providing insurance because it was cheaper than the cost...