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Thread: Now on your restaurant bill: Obamacare fee

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    Now on your restaurant bill: Obamacare fee

    There's a Florida based, restaurant chain that says 'they're only trying to get people to help foot the bill for full time employees, healthcare mandate'.


    Diners at eight Gator's Dockside casual eateries are finding a 1% Affordable Care Act surcharge on their tabs, which comes to 15 cents on a typical $15 lunch tab. Signs on the door and at tables alert diners to the fee, which is also listed separately on the bill.

    The Gator Group's full-time hourly employees won't actually receive health insurance until December. But the company said it implemented the surcharge now because of the compliance costs it's facing ahead of the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate kicking in in 2015.

    "The costs associated with ACA compliance could ultimately close our doors," the sign reads. "Instead of raising prices on our products to generate the additional revenue needed to cover the costs of ACA compliance, certain Gator's Dockside locations have implemented a 1% surcharge on all food and beverage purchases only."

    The company employs a total of 500 people, with about half working full-time. Currently only management receives health benefits, but the restaurant will have to offer coverage to all full-timers once the mandate takes effect. The fee will allow the company to continue offering full-time hours to many workers, according to Sandra Clark, the group's director of operations.

    "I'm just trying to keep the employees I have that I've worked hard to train," Clark said.
    Restaurants charging Obamacare fee - Feb. 27, 2014
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    Re: Now on your restaurant bill: Obamacare fee

    Or they could hire 100 more people and bump them all to 29 hours. I'm supporting that instead.

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    Re: Now on your restaurant bill: Obamacare fee

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Or they could hire 100 more people and bump them all to 29 hours. I'm supporting that instead.
    That's actually a pretty smart idea. Offer more people some employment and let them worry about getting healthcare.
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    Re: Now on your restaurant bill: Obamacare fee

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    That's actually a pretty smart idea. Offer more people some employment and let them worry about getting healthcare.
    I wish I could take credit. It's pretty much going to be the norm for Fortune 500s that employ mostly unskilled workers.

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    Re: Now on your restaurant bill: Obamacare fee

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I wish I could take credit. It's pretty much going to be the norm for Fortune 500s that employ mostly unskilled workers.
    Yeah, they'll never outsmart the top corporations at their own game. Look at the top ten companies that pay like a 9% tax rate. They give Uncle Sam BOHICA on a daily basis...lol
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    Re: Now on your restaurant bill: Obamacare fee

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    There's a Florida based, restaurant chain that says 'they're only trying to get people to help foot the bill for full time employees, healthcare mandate'.




    Restaurants charging Obamacare fee - Feb. 27, 2014
    They're not raising prices.

    They're just charging their customers more!!
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Now on your restaurant bill: Obamacare fee

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    They're not raising prices.

    They're just charging their customers more!!
    What?

    Don't they accomplish the same goal?
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    Re: Now on your restaurant bill: Obamacare fee

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    What?

    Don't they accomplish the same goal?
    I was being sarcastic
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    Re: Now on your restaurant bill: Obamacare fee

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    I was being sarcastic

    That's my point about being sincere. Why not just raise the prices, rather than make an issue about charging more for ACA? It's a political statement, though the restaurant owner claims it's not.
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    Re: Now on your restaurant bill: Obamacare fee

    In my view, some restaurants have already done enough to make servers and other staff appear to be charity cases by having mandatory tipping added to your bill and other "service" charges. I never eat at any such establishment and never will. Next, they'll have a service charge to cover employee transportation, or perhaps groceries for deserving employees, or maybe to cover the cost of uniforms and aprons.

    Such establishments hope there are enough bleeding heart idiots who will pay the charge - show them you're not that stupid, please.
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