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Health care decisions await
Charlotte Observer, by Caroline McMillan

Original Article

Posted By:MattMusson, 2/27/2013 9:03:16 AM

Phil Henderson is at a tipping point. His small business, Henderson Properties in Charlotte, has 48 employees and seven job openings. But he’s considering a hiring freeze.Phil Henderson is at a tipping point. His small business, Henderson Properties in Charlotte, has 48 employees and seven job openings. But he’s considering a hiring freeze. The growing company, which handles property management, maintenance and real estate sales, could use the extra hands, Henderson says. But if he hires two more employees, he’ll reach the 50-employee threshold that requires small business owners to comply with President Barack Obama’s new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Small businesses are trying to figure out what to do. Under 50 employees - they don´t have to comply with ObamaCare. But - those that do provide coverage are facing skyrocketing premiums because of it.

This article was thoughtful and did not demonize anyone. It made me nostalgic for a time when reporters simply reported.
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Reply 1 - Posted by: melman, 2/27/2013 9:19:38 AM     (No. 9198659)

Do like a lot of companies and cut back your employee´s hours to 20 or less.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 2/27/2013 9:32:54 AM     (No. 9198686)

These aren´t health care decisions., These are employment decisions based on an unknown expense. And it is the economic impact of the la that makes healthcare insurance both unaffordable and unavailable. Thanks to the all Democrat socialized medicine bill.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jimmiet, 2/27/2013 10:20:42 AM     (No. 9198779)

Mr Henderson is in the property management business, Obamacare has put him in the healthcare business, a business he does not want to be in. Reality is a hard teacher. America will be gone in less than a generation.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: grambo, 2/27/2013 10:58:06 AM     (No. 9198883)

Employer based health care was a result of government regulation, in the form of wage and price controls. Companies lured good employees by means of benefits, such as health care, in lieu of wages, to get around wage controls.

Now the government is again regulating business via those very same health care plans, and once again, business will do a work-around. The left is unable to learn that top down government micromanagement of business and the markets results not in efficiencies but inefficiencies and unintended consequences. The end result is layer upon layer of patches and a regulatory thicket that no one can understand or comply with.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MattMusson, 2/27/2013 12:44:28 PM     (No. 9199156)

Grambo you are correct. But, if ObamaCare succeeds in crashing the system - there will be work arounds this time. There will only be govt health clinics.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: G-Tom, 2/27/2013 1:58:23 PM     (No. 9199288)

That gang of commies in the W.H. are doing their level best to kill this country.
This just in: GAS PRICES ARE GOING APE! Why doesn´t ANYONE ask Comrade JugEars what he´s DOING ABOUT IT???
NOT ONE media dingbat asks that.

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