WCNC-TV in Charlotte reports today that “as ObamaCare continues to be rolled out, faced with higher premiums, many businesses are making some tough decisions.” NBC Charlotte’s Ann Sheridan reports that small businesses and their employees are getting hit especially hard.These reports of increasing costs for businesses contradict U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan’s (D-NC) promises – yet again.
Sen. Hagan was the 60th vote for the expansive and costly Affordable Care Act in 2010. She promised ObamaCare would reduce health care costs for small businesses and North Carolina residents. But according to the WCNC report today, that’s simply not the case and a local salon owner is very concerned that she may not be able to afford to offer to provide her employees health insurance any longer.
Just last year, Sen. Hagan told WCCB-TV in Charlotte that Obamacare would reduce costs to small businesses and their employees — a blatant falsehood now that the law is being implemented.
There’s no question anymore that the promises that President Obama and 60th Vote Hagan made are just falling through. North Carolina will be able to render its judgment on Hagan and her crucial support of Obamacare this November.
HAGAN: “But what does benefit a small business is once the new healthcare exchanges come on line, and come on the market, coming in October of this year, small business will be able to purchase health insurance just like large businesses do. They’ll be given options. And some small businesses will actually be eligible for tax credits and for funding to help them purchase that health insurance.”