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New Reports Highlight ObamaCare Burdens for Workers and Employers

From lower wages to skyrocketing costs, the president’s health care law is wreaking havoc on America’s workplaces. The administration has tried desperately to disguise ObamaCare’s harmful effects by changing or delaying portions of the law through executive fiat, but no delay can truly ease the pain being inflicted on workers and employers nationwide: 

  • Union Angst 
    Contract negotiations are stalled for thousands of workers at casinos on the Strip and in downtown Las Vegas…“The biggest hurdle to reaching settlements in Vegas is the new costs imposed on our health plan by Obamacare,” Donald “D” Taylor, president of Unite Here, the parent union of CU Local 226, told BuzzFeed in a statement. “Even though the president and Congress promised we could keep our health plan, the reality is, unless the law is fixed, that won’t be true.” (BuzzFeed)
  •  Fewer Work Hours
    [University of North Carolina] Chief Operating Officer, Charlie Perusse, said universities will “likely” cut the hours of 75 percent of eligible employees in order to lower the cost of complying with the mandate to between $11-$22 million. (Washington Free Beacon)

(Read more about ObamaCare’s consequences for the education system and share #YourStory here)

  • Lost Health Care Coverage 
    Manufacturers on Tuesday warned that ObamaCare is putting millions of people at risk of losing their employer-based healthcare coverage…“Ninety-seven percent of manufacturers offer health coverage to their employees, but the healthcare law threatens their ability to provide these benefits by forcing them into a one-size-fits-all system,” [Jay] Timmons [National Association of Manufacturers] said…“I think it is pretty safe to say that healthcare reform is not living up to the hype.” (The Hill)
  • Jobs Destroyed
    A new ObamaCare tax on medical devices has already resulted in the loss of about 33,000 jobs in the industry, according to a prominent health-care trade association…“During a time when there is bipartisan support for growing high-technology manufacturing jobs, these results should serve as a wake-up call,” said Stephen J. Ubl, president of the Advanced Medical Technology Association. (New York Post)

ObamaCare’s regulations and mandates threaten the strength of America’s workplaces. Working families are already struggling to make ends meet in the Obama economy. Employees and employers deserve a health care system that works for them, not one that works against them.

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