Obama-Sheheen Health Care Plan: “Looking A Bit Unaffordable”
We already knew the Obama-Sheheen health care disaster would squeeze small business, but now we learn small business owners will could be forced to cut jobs and cut health care benefits.
“To any small employer, it’s a no-brainer…it makes sense for the employer to stop providing health insurance.” -Devon Herreck, a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis
“For the vast majority of Americans, premium prices will be higher in the individual exchange than what they’re currently paying for employer-sponsored benefits” (Clara Ritger, “Obama’s Affordable Care Act Looking a Bit Unaffordable”, National Journal, 8/29/13)
“The amount you have to gross up their wages so they can get their own insurance and the cost of the penalties may add up to less than the cost of providing care.” -Caroline Peterson, Vice President Avalere Health
South Carolina small businesses have already started to experience the negative effects of the Obama-Sheheen healthcare takeover:
“I had 53 employees. Unfortunately, four people lost their jobs last month so my company could get under the magical 50 threshold that Obamacare obtusely and indirectly dictates.” (Tom Price, Opinion, “WednesdayLetters: Obamacare Hurts Small Businesses”, The State, 8/7/13)
“Higher payroll taxes, higher premiums and taxes with fewer subsidies for majority middle class.” (Susan Keefe, “LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ObamaCare Is No Deal For The Country’s Middle Class”, The Morning News, 8/13/13)
“We need more certainty and confidence in our health care system…I’m just not feeling that with ObamaCare.” (ACE Glass Owner Fred Price, Press Conference, 8/13/13)
Vince Sheheen can continue to parade around South Carolina claiming to be a small business advocate but the facts don’t back him up. He stands with Obama and cheers for the expansion of this health care disaster in South Carolina. It looks like Vince’s real plan for small business in South Carolina includes uncertainty budgeting, increased health care premiums, loss of loyal employees, and forcing business to cut employee health benefits.
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