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Topic: Businesses React to Affordable Health Care
Posted By: Bunnyahh
Subject: Businesses React to Affordable Health Care
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 1:55pm

Denny’s Plans to Charge 5% ‘Obamacare Surcharge,’ Cut Workers Hours

Restaurant owner says 'it's the only alternative'

http://www.blackenterprise.com/news/dennys-obamacare-surcharge-taxes/attachment/dennys/" rel="nofollow">dennys

Florida restaurateur John Metz, who runs approximately 40 Denny’s and owns the Hurricane Grill & Wings franchise, told the Huffington Post he will offset Obamacare by adding a five percent surcharge to customers’ bills and reducing his employees’ hours.

Obamacare requires businesses or franchises with more than 50 workers to provide them all an insurance plan or to pay a penalty of $2,000 for each full-time worker over 30 workers. Obamacare also mandates that only employees working more than 30 hours a week are covered under their employers’ health insurance plan. So Metz plans to pass on the costs and Metz is not alone. Chains like http://thegrio.com/2012/11/15/major-food-chains-fight-obamacare-reforms-slideshow/#s:jimmy-johns-16x9" rel="nofollow - Papa John’s, Olive Garden and Red Lobster are already considering reduced worker hours.

“Obviously, I’d love to cover all our employees,” Metz said. “But to pay $5,000 per employee would cost us $175,000 per restaurant and unfortunately, most of our restaurants don’t make $175,000 a year. I can’t afford it.”

Read more at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2233221/Dennys-charge-5-Obamacare-surcharge-cut-employee-hours-deal-cost-legislation.html#ixzz2CTZLmYsN" rel="nofollow - The Daily Mail .

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Applebee’s Franchise Stops Hiring, Blames ObamaCare

Another business cuts hours and hiring due to Obamacare

by http://www.blackenterprise.com/small-business/applebee%e2%80%99s-cutshiring-obamacare/attachment/applebees/" rel="nofollow">Applebee’s Franchise Stops hiring, blames ObamaCare Zane Tankel is Chairman and CEO of Apple-Metro, an Applebee franchisee that owns over 40 restaurants in the New York metropolitan area. He was quoted on Fox Business News last week saying “We’ve calculated it will [cost] some millions of dollars across our system. So what does that say – that says we won’t build more restaurants. We won’t hire more people.” Tankel said his restaurants employ 80 to 300 people per location and he can’t raise prices in the current environment.

“I’m sure all our people are watching this right now so I don’t want to make any commitments one way or another,” Tankel said. “I want to simply say we’re looking at it. We’re evaluating it. If it’s possible to do without cutting people back I’m delighted to do it. But that also rolls back expansion. It rolls back hiring more people. And in the best case scenario, we only shrink the labor force minimally.”

News of these comments lead to threats of a boycott of Applebee’s on Twitter, with the hashtag “#BoycottApplebees” trending. One user tweeted to the Applebee’s account: “Hey @Applebees, Firing workers for political reasons is WRONG! My family will BOYCOTT YOU until you change your policy!”

Applebee’s International President Mike Archer made clear that Tankel did not speak for the Applebee’s company.

“Recent public comments by one Applebee’s franchisee about the possible implications of the ACA (Affordable Care Act) on jobs within his individual company were not the views or opinions of either Applebee’s or other franchisees, although we respect his right to speak freely as an American,” Archer said in a statement. “Importantly, it is also worth nothing that this franchisee opened a new restaurant last week that created approximately 200 jobs, and will be opening another restaurant next month with a similar number of positions. Applebee’s and our franchisees remain committed to growing our business and providing opportunities for employees in the future.”

“Because final regulations and guidance are still pending from government agencies regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), exactly how our franchisees will implement the law when it takes effect in 2014 is still uncertain,” Archer said. “However, we do know that our franchisees will comply fully with the law and take every measure possible to continue doing right by their employees — the lifeblood of their businesses. Applebee’s franchisees have always led their companies as responsible, caring employers, and implementation of the new law will be consistent with that commitment.”

Papa John’s CEO and Mitt Romney supporter John Schnatter said last week that he would likely reduce workers’ hours as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

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Papa John’s Pizza Will Reduce Workers’ Hours Because of Obamacare

The CEO plans on passing payroll costs to consumers and workers

http://www.blackenterprise.com/news/papa-johns-pizza-obamacare-hours-reduced/attachment/r-papa-johns-obamacare-large570/" rel="nofollow">r-PAPA-JOHNS-OBAMACARE-large570 Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/money/papa-johns-ceo-john-schnatter-obamacare-likely-to-raise-costs-employees-hours-to-be-cut" rel="nofollow - told an audience at Edison State College in Naples, Florida that he’d be cutting worker hours as a direct result of Obamacare.

“That’s what you do, is you pass on costs,” he told the students. “Unfortunately, I don’t think people know that they’re going to pay for this.”

Schnatter attracted attention earlier this year as well when he told his stockholders that the cost of a http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/07/papa-johns-obamacare-pizza_n_1752126.html" rel="nofollow - Papa John’s pizza will increase by between 11 and 14 cents due to Obamacare.

Read more at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/09/papa-johns-obamacare-john-schnatter_n_2104202.html?utm_hp_ref=tw" rel="nofollow - the Huffington Post.

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What’s Obama’s Second Term Means for Small Businesses

What do the next four years hold for small business owners?

http://www.blackenterprise.com/small-business/obamas-second-term-means-for-small-businesses/attachment/obama-2nd-term-means-for-business-owners/" rel="nofollow">What Obamas 2nd term means for Business Owners Many small business owners watched the presidential election with great interest, some even delaying plans for future expansion, hiring and increasing production depending on the outcome.

By defeating Mitt Romney, President Obama has another four years to lead the country through an economic recovery. During his campaign, Obama stressed the importance of small businesses in the American economy and vowed to limit their tax burdens to help encourage job creation. However, some business owners doubt he will live up to his promises.

One of Mitt Romney’s main speaking points was repealing Obamacare, which he said was killing small businesses. The president’s victory will allow the law to take full effect as scheduled in his second term in office. The changes included in the health care reform law are an employer mandate for businesses with 50 or more employees, and a tax credit for business owner’s contributions toward their employees’ health costs. The president also refused to extend the Bush-era tax cut for high-income earners, a sticking point with Republicans. Lifting these tax cuts will increase the tax burden on roughly 700,000 small businesses.

Obama wants to raise the tax rate on income from investments, which critics say would dissuade wealthy Americans from investing in young businesses. Another point of contention for critics is the corporate tax rate. Under a Romney administration, the tax rate would have dropped to 25 percent. Obama has only promised to go as low as 25 percent. Romney also promised to remove regulations that he said were “strangling” small business owners. With his defeat, all Obama era regulations will continue untouched including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law and changes to the Sarbanes-Oxley financial reporting law.

Small business owners’ outlook on a second Obama presidency varies. Some have expressed anger and frustration and threatened to take their companies offshore. Other owners agree with his policies and feel it’s only fair and patriotic to pay higher taxes in the name of helping the American economy recover. Only time will tell if Obama’s new policies will help or harm small businesses and if a sharply divided congress will work with him to assist the true job creation engine of our economy.



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Replies:
Posted By: Addicted19034
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 1:57pm
Yes, be greedy and blame Obama.

Obama will never win.


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 1:58pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_19Y5E5Sns&feature=g-user-u" rel="nofollow - Franchisee Charges Obamacare Surcharge



Posted By: SeducTress
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 2:07pm
If these callous mu'phucks....I can think of a plethora of ways these businesses can scurry together the resources from DEAD worthless segments of their budgets.

But naaaaaaaaw.

The American way is to short end the under dog. 

I feel sorry for the worker.

Annoyed with the think tanks that these companies employ that don't think got damn it.

*hums a change gonna come*

America bout to witness some real ish. And the way these white tears are flowing, the oppressed and marginalized will be the last one standing. 

Yt folks throwing themselves off buildings n sh*t cause they lost some money. It's easier to rebuild u got damn dummies once you've already crossed that elusive finish line into success once.

America needs a spanking. Where's my beltCry


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Posted By: JoliePoufiasse
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 2:08pm
They need to come up with a law to prevent business from engaging in these kinds of tactics


Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 2:11pm
"While restaurants, with traditionally low profit margins and large numbers of low-skilled, low-wage workers, are exceptionally vulnerable to ObamaCare’s costs, other business are being hit too. For example, Boston Scientific has announced that it will now lay off up to 1,400 workers and shift some jobs to China."



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Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 2:12pm
wah wah wah CryCry

wanna raise price of pizza 14 cents when you charge too damn much for extra toppings anyway...all so Papa don't have to see any dent whatsoever in his profits.  obamacare is not what will prevent economic growth, it's these greedy azz executives and business owners.


Posted By: **Sk!TtLeS B**
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 2:16pm
These people are disgusting. They're attempting to turn their employees not only against Obama, but against black people in general. They know that the amount of contempt these people will have when they're working less hours, or working more hours for less pay.

And Denny's? Their food isnt even good enough to be in on this fck sh*t. They better sit down before they fck around and end up like Hostess. 


ETA: I curse a lotLOL


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Posted By: **Sk!TtLeS B**
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 2:17pm
Originally posted by jonesable jonesable wrote:

"While restaurants, with traditionally low profit margins and large numbers of low-skilled, low-wage workers, are exceptionally vulnerable to ObamaCare’s costs, other business are being hit too. For example, Boston Scientific has announced that it will now lay off up to 1,400 workers and shift some jobs to China."


They were gonna do that sh*t anyway. Let's not front. Let's not.


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Posted By: rickysrose
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 2:18pm

interesting ... wonders if these owners have insurance ... I'll gamble and say yes

guess they prefer firing the sick worker and replacing them with someone new and healthy

nevermind the sick days and protecting their customers




Posted By: Bunnyahh
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 2:18pm
Originally posted by SeducTress SeducTress wrote:

If these callous mu'phucks....I can think of a plethora of ways these businesses can scurry together the resources from DEAD worthless segments of their budgets.

But naaaaaaaaw.

The American way is to short end the under dog. 

I feel sorry for the worker.

Annoyed with the think tanks that these companies employ that don't think got damn it.

*hums a change gonna come*

America bout to witness some real ish. And the way these white tears are flowing, the oppressed and marginalized will be the last one standing. 

Yt folks throwing themselves off buildings n sh*t cause they lost some money. It's easier to rebuild u got damn dummies once you've already crossed that elusive finish line into success once.

America needs a spanking. Where's my beltCry
oh you aint know about that dummy in FL that killed himself over Obama ?

Florida Man Commits Suicide Over Obama Re-Election, Wrote ‘F**k Obama’ In Will

http://static01.mediaite.com/med/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Suicide.jpg" rel="nofollow">Suicide He warned his partner weeks ago: “If Barack gets re-elected, I’m not going to be around.” And he followed through on that declaration.

Henry Hamilton, a 64-year-old owner of Tropical Tan in Key West, Fl., was found dead shortly after Election Day, with the words “ Obama!” written on his will and two empty prescription bottles near his body.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/13/3095844/man-apparently-kills-himself-over.html#.UKOhVbfylyw.twitter#storylink=cpy" rel="nofollow - The Miami Herald reports that the man’s partner Michael Cossey told the Key West police that Hamilton was “very upset about the election results.”

The Herald report continues:

A friend of Hamilton had been worried about him and had a standing request to police to make welfare checks. Officer Pablo Rodriguez did just that and when he went to the condo, he woke up Cossey, prompting the discovery of Hamilton’s body in the bedroom.

Dykes reported finding two empty prescription bottles, one for Xanax and one for Seroquel, used to treat anxiety and schizophrenia, respectively.

Cossey told police Hamilton “has been very stressed about his business,” and the last time they had spoken was “when we watched the election results” on Nov. 6.

Full story http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/13/3095844/man-apparently-kills-himself-over.html#.UKOhVbfylyw.twitter#storylink=cpy#storylink=cpy" rel="nofollow - here

white ppl are like a whole other species when they let their racism take over.  Definitely not human


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Posted By: **Sk!TtLeS B**
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 2:20pm
So....are all of the racists, bigots, sexists and heads of evil corporations gonna kill themselves now that he's re-elected?

 I mean, I wouldnt mind if they didStern Smile


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Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 2:24pm
about that tanning guy...did he really think a tanning business would stay open forever?  in key west?  where there's plenty of other options?  oook.

from their yelp:   3 votes for funny. Stern Smile

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Posted By: niecy
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 2:27pm
Ya'll THAT damn cheap ya'll don't wanna pay for healthcare for ya'll damn workers? Is it REALLY gonna take THAT much money out of ya'll pockets? And of course people are gonna blame all of this on Obama and say it's his fault for trying to look out for the people.


Posted By: SeducTress
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 2:29pm
Laaaaaaaaawd  Bunny I was being facetious......yet you mean to tell me someone committed suicide because Obama was re-elected Stern Smile

I feel just a lil teeny tiny willneveradmititaloud guilty for gloating now.

Welp.
On another note.

Dumb fcuk. Pinch


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Posted By: Bunnyahh
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 2:31pm
guuurrrllll......  I clicked that cbs link & them comments are off the fuccin hook.  So much brainwashed, racist hatred.  Its disgusting!

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Posted By: SeducTress
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 2:32pm
Yt folks are legit, some of the most fragile unstable creatures eva. It's kind of unreal. You can knock them suckas over with a feather. Confused

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Posted By: Bunnyahh
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 2:34pm
Neicy & seducky, it has nothing to do with the well being of all americans, but everything to do with us entitled minorities that are looking for handouts.
 
 
according to Romney, Bill O'Reilly & the like
 
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Posted By: Harmonii
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 2:38pm
At a loss for words, and just watched a PBS independent lens special on american greed. Smh


Posted By: niecy
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 2:45pm
Originally posted by Bunnyahh Bunnyahh wrote:

Neicy & seducky, it has nothing to do with the well being of all americans, but everything to do with us entitled minorities that are looking for handouts.
 
 
according to Romney, Bill O'Reilly & the like
 
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How could I forget that we're always lookin' for "gifts" to be handed to us according to Romney.


Posted By: AwesomeAries
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 2:47pm
So we give these companies our business
They make millions a year in profit off of us
And they plan to tax us more
I don't eat at Denny's
And it's no problem to boycott them all
I can cook

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Posted By: **Sk!TtLeS B**
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 2:51pm
Originally posted by ms_wonderland ms_wonderland wrote:

about that tanning guy...did he really think a tanning business would stay open forever?  in key west?  where there's plenty of other options?  oook.

from their yelp:   3 votes for funny. Stern Smile

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Posted By: NARSAddict
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 3:06pm
I am at a loss on why healthcare is so expensive in the US.  I mean I kind of get it but then again I don't.  I wished the government would subsidize fruits and vegetables instead of corn, beef, and soybeans.  If they subsidized that, I bet you the cost of healthcare would go down exponentially or is that just some hippie pipe dream on my part?

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Posted By: **Sk!TtLeS B**
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 3:10pm
Originally posted by NARSAddict NARSAddict wrote:

I am at a loss on why healthcare is so expensive in the US.  I mean I kind of get it but then again I don't.  I wished the government would subsidize fruits and vegetables instead of corn, beef, and soybeans.  If they subsidized that, I bet you the cost of healthcare would go down exponentially or is that just some hippie pipe dream on my part?

I believe it would also, but in America, everything is a business. Healthcare is a business, the prison system is a business, every social policy is a business transaction. There will always be a disproportionate amount of poor because the rich need people to build their businesses on. 

It seems as if doing the obvious thing (which is usually the right thing to do) is bad for business in the U.S. 


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Posted By: Az~Maverick
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 3:15pm
So, let me get this straight.....Confused


They decided to do this crap AFTER the election?? They ain't shyt! They are basically making their workers pay because of their OWN political views. Something needs to be done about that. This is ridiculous.


Posted By: Az~Maverick
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 3:18pm
Originally posted by **Sk!TtLeS B** **Sk!TtLeS B** wrote:

So....are all of the racists, bigots, sexists and heads of evil corporations gonna kill themselves now that he's re-elected?

 I mean, I wouldnt mind if they didStern Smile


Neither would I. The less of these bastids we gotta deal with, the better. Bon Voyage muthafukka.


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 3:22pm
what a beautiful country

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Posted By: niecy
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 3:26pm
Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

what a beautiful country

I know isn't it lovely?


Posted By: csungrl09
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 4:41pm
Well, good thing I like Norms, Fridays and all the local pizzerias better than said companies! Only a matter of time before they go under...

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Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 5:10pm
I'm mad I have to give my workers healthcare so now I'm going to lash out like a scorned lover.

I need to find a link because the whole 'I need to raise prices and cut workers to pay for healthcare' line was debunked as pure bullsh*t by an economist.



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Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 5:11pm
i wanted a poppa johns pizza so bad earlier, but my conscience wouldn't let me 


Posted By: smaison
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 5:22pm
Not surprise. Shyt is only going to get worst.

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Posted By: Flowing-Ice
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 5:29pm
it will raise their costs. Confused
why wouldn't it? thats just basic economics. 


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Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 5:31pm
Found a link debunking Papa Johns CEO's claim. lol



Plus Pap Johns is giving away 2 million pizzas.


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Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 5:40pm


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Posted By: Junior Jr
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 5:47pm
any data on how this gov't regulation will affect small businesses?

jr.


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Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 5:48pm
Originally posted by Junior Jr Junior Jr wrote:

any data on how this gov't regulation will affect small businesses?

jr.

It won't.


Posted By: Junior Jr
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 5:48pm
i asked for data, nini :/

jr.


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Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 5:49pm
0. 
That enough data?


Posted By: Junior Jr
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 5:51pm
yes. thx.

jr.


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Posted By: Flowing-Ice
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 5:55pm
lol. why wouldn't it? i'm interested. 
i don't follow the news on this. 


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Posted By: Junior Jr
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 5:58pm
Originally posted by Flowing-Ice Flowing-Ice wrote:

it will raise their costs. Confused
why wouldn't it? thats just basic economics. 

it has to happen. someone has to bear the costs

jr.


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Posted By: joileprincess
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 6:33pm
I'm curious as to the salary of Mr Papa John. My guess is that he isn't going to make a dent in his salary even if it means providing healthcare for his workers.

And even if he has to raise prices, what is 11 cents?

Greedy azz rich people get on my nerves. Its not enough to have the lion's share, they want everything.


Posted By: FarraFace
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 7:01pm
Denny's must like gettin boycotted.

Whatever. We need to start petitioning our Congress people to impose a penalty directly onto CEOs that do this. Greedy ass mutha phuckas.

And Papa John's pizza stillllll gon suck big sweaty monkey balls.

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Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 7:09pm

from forbes:

Tax Credits
By providing healthcare to employees, there are between 1.4 and 4 million businesses with fewer than 25 employees and average salaries of $50,000 or less that are already eligible for tax credits of up to 35 percent.  After January 1, 2014, the credit increases to  http://www.whitehouse.gov/healthreform/small-business/tax-credit" rel="nofollow - 50 percent  and will be available for any two consecutive years.

The 80% Rule

Since 2011, insurance companies have been required to spend at least 80 cents of every dollar on medical care and not administrative costs — or refund the difference. And it works — in California, for example, 4,400 companies received $3.5 million in refunds from insurance company UnitedHealth in June this year alone.

Size matters

Companies with fewer than 50 employees do not have to provide insurance, but the new law will make it easier and cheaper if they do.

Businesses with 50 or more employees must provide health insurance or pay a penalty. If the business fails to comply, the penalty is $2,000 for each full-time employee (with a 30-employee deduction.) Additionally, if the coverage offered is too expensive (defined as costing more than 9.5 percent of the employee’s household income), the penalty is $3,000 per employee who must buy insurance with a government subsidy. However, only 200,000 small businesses will be affected by these changes because over 96 percent of small businesses fall below the 50-employee threshold.

Companies with up to 100 employees can benefit from the option of buying lower cost health insurance through employer-only exchanges, also set up by each state. This might also reduce costs for smaller firms if they add their employees to a much larger pool of insurance customers.



Posted By: Flowing-Ice
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 9:33pm
the tax credit thing isn't applicable to the mandate of the 50 or more rule... 
  but either way tax credits of 50 percent don't cover costs, they just cushion the blow. 

so it will impact them, in a way that their increase in prices, or decrease in wages makes sense. 



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Posted By: BBpants
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 9:34pm
Are we surprised? lol

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Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 10:15pm
Originally posted by **Sk!TtLeS B** **Sk!TtLeS B** wrote:

So....are all of the racists, bigots, sexists and heads of evil corporations gonna kill themselves now that he's re-elected?

 I mean, I wouldnt mind if they didStern Smile
 
 
 
 
Please let them kill themselves.  Please let it be white menz falling from the skies like it's 1929.


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Sometimes when sh*t happens...you say fucc - Cyndi Lauper

let's look death in the face and say "whatever man". -Hurley.


Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 10:24pm
what imma need ya'll to do......every business that's using this as an excuse .....boycott.  And tell your friends to boycott too.
 
 
smh.  They gone play up the "it's gone cost more" angle 'cause they know that in this day of high unemployment, low wages and most jobs moving overseas...the average person only have to hear that it's gone cost more to get up in arms without knowing how much it's actually going up.  They are not going to know that "costing more" is going to be in most cases less than 1 dollar.
 
smh.


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Chris and Koochie split! - Mrshairdo

Sometimes when sh*t happens...you say fucc - Cyndi Lauper

let's look death in the face and say "whatever man". -Hurley.


Posted By: Flowing-Ice
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 10:42pm
Lol. i know basic economics, thats why i'm not up in arms about them raising costs.
i don't even support any of these businesses. 

but you guys need to stop depending on the news media or the government to tell you what a basic high school education should is all. 

*shrug*


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And Jean Paul Gaultier and a Hermes bag and four inch tips made of ostrich ;Sharp enough to slit your wrists her lips spread gossip ;Won't say sorry when she offends


Posted By: Midna
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 11:05pm
I have never seen the inhabitants of a country legally behave so ugly under any other president than Obama. It is absolutely ridiculous to punish innocent citizens because you do not like who is in charge. There is a reason why he is in charge and these business owners aren't. The fact that they would abuse their own power to punish American citizens is disgusting and this should be illegal.



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