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Low-Wage Workers Stifled

ObamaCare employer mandate hits hard.

May 12, 2014

A new study concedes that low-wage workers will disproportionately suffer from ObamaCare’s employer mandate. According to the analysis, authored by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Urban Institute, “Employers with 50 or more workers not offering coverage pre-ACA are the same employers that are highly likely to not offer in the future, therefore incurring the ACA’s penalties. Because the nonoffering firms are much more likely to be firms dominated by low-wage workers, low-wage employees will bear the greatest brunt of the penalties imposed.” The authors call for ditching the mandate altogether. Interestingly, the Daily Caller notes, “The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is a supporter of the health care law. It donated $13 million to Enroll America, a White House-connected nonprofit promoting Obamacare enrollment.” Like many of ObamaCare’s biggest supporters, they’re finding out what’s in it. More…

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