So... Mr. Schnatter announces that, because of Obamacare and the increase in costs to his business, he will cut employee hours so that they fall under 30 hours per week. That is the number whereby he is no longer liable to provide health insurance to his employees. Obviously he has not provided health insurance to these folks before now, so they really are losing anything, other than a few hours of work/pay.
Earlier this year Mr. Schnatter announced that he would have to raise prices per pizza to 11-14 cents each in order to pay for Obamacare for his employees. Did he actually do this? And now he's cutting hours? Or was that just all bluster? I don't know.
My question now is, What happens to these folks that have shortened hours? Will they still qualify for Obamacare and will they have to pay the premium on their own?
Will these folks get any kind of discount because they are the working poor?
Will it matter what state they live in because some of the Republican governors have refused to set up health insurance exchanges will those people not be able to opt in to Obamacare?
What about single-payer? Will this be able to be implemented in some cases?
Anyone that knows these answers please chime in. thanks.