This decision deserves a thread of its own. Will you start one?
Either way, thanks again. That was most kind of you.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
If companies decide to pay for HC bennies, then they will, as history shows, pass those costs on to us, the consumers. If they take the "fine" they will pass those costs on to us, the consumers.
However you shake Obamacare out, we will have to pay for the costs of those that don't have insurance. Tax hike is my best guess. You've heard the old saying - "nothing in life is free", yes?
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy; it's inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." Winston Churchill
In otherwords he is not talking about total people that will be added to insurance as being 16,500...but part of. That could mean as little as 1 person or as much as 16,499 employee's, or somewhere in between. So yeah prices will rise...more than likely across the whole spectrum and not just in the pizzaria buisness.
The article also mentions another side effect of Obamacare....that of more people getting laid off....at a time when our unemployment is higher than ...should I say...what WAS the norm.
IMO Obamacare is going to widen the divide that already exists between small buisness and big buisness.One Papa John's franchise owner in Texas, Judy Nichols, says the law could interfere with her ability to open more restaurants.
“I have two options, I can stop offering coverage and pay the $2,000 fine, or I could keep my number of staff under 50 so the mandate doesn't apply,” she told Legal Newsline. Nichols added that the law may cost her between $20,000 to $30,000 extra in taxes. “Obamacare is making me think about cutting jobs instead," she said.
Edit to add: And if people will be laid off that just means that you'll be paying for their welfare...which could cost just as much money as what we are paying now. Possibly more depending on how things go. And yeah...maybe even less. But overall with the lay offs and price increases I would bet that it would be the same as or more than what we are paying now.
Last edited by Kal'Stang; 08-09-12 at 09:42 AM.
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