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Editorial: Obamacare will lead to higher unemployment




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Loyce McCarter
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December 4, 2013 | 1,713 views | 5 comments

Should we spell unemployment in the proper manner -- Obamacare? If Obamacare continues and totally takes over the health-care community, we will be faced with much higher unemployment. Here are just a few things that could and probably will happen.

First let’s look at the employment rate for businesses. As they will be “punished” by growing and adding new employees, it will be to their benefit to slow down their forward progress and forget about hiring new employees. This will enlarge the number of people that will be unemployed.

Now let’s look at the cost of Obamacare. Most of the news reports have shown that the premium will be much higher and the deductible will be much larger. All this will hurt the community and as you are now paying maybe double what you did pay for hospitalization insurance, you will have less to spend on different things in your life, such as going out to eat, buying a new car, shopping for clothing, etc. This will impact the community. The local restaurant will be hurting for customers and may have to lay off some employees or close altogether. Other businesses will be affected by the lack of shopping because of the higher cost of insurance and also needing to save money for the high deductible that will result when you have to see your doctor.

Another way that businesses could be affected is the Supreme Court ruling that will probably come next June. They will look at the religious freedom that has been stripped from businesses. Hobby Lobby and several other companies are in a lawsuit charging that Obamacare violates their religious freedom by requiring them to pay for abortion-inducing drugs, thus violating their moral or religious beliefs. According to Obamacare, they will be required to pay for these drugs or face a fine of $100 per employee per day. That could mean $1.3 million in fines per day for Hobby Lobby and the company has vowed to close their stores if the Supreme Court rules in favor of the loss of religious freedom for the owners. What would that do to the unemployment rate in the United States?

Another example of unemployment could be within the insurance industry. How do you purchase your health care presently? With the government taking over, the agent that you have worked with will be out of work and the insurance companies that provided the coverage will be gone! That will add many more people to the unemployment figure.

There are other ways that will affect our country and our unemployment figures but these are a large portion and if Hobby Lobby closes and their employees are unemployed, if hospitalization insurance companies are forced out of business and other businesses won’t be growing, what will happen to the growth of our economy? This unemployment will affect other businesses and they will be closing or laying off employees, all adding to the growing unemployment figure.

Does the Obamacare, one size fits all, really work or will the unemployment figure grow upward and upward? Where are we headed as a country?

Loyce McCarter is a resident of Wilson County and works actively for conservative causes.
 

Your Opinions and Comments

 
Serious Thinker  
La Vernia  
December 6, 2013 8:36am
 
PG, you know, maybe you are more accurate than I......it would be the Flower Children of the 1970s who started this mess, I.e., Kerry, the Clinton's, and anyone else who started the trend to drop out and smoke dope movement ... More ›

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
December 6, 2013 7:03am
 
I saw a cartoon featuring President Obama dressed as Uncle Sam with a caption "Obamacare wants you" with two millennials with ball caps replying "Hell no, we won't go" This appears to happening in the ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
December 6, 2013 5:51am
 
Disgusted Taxpayer. Maybe the fault lies with those who raised their parents. :)

 
Disgusted Taxpayer  
La Vernia  
December 5, 2013 10:44pm
 
Agree with 100% of the piece. The mess we are in started with the parents who raised the kids who bought into the election and re-election of the Idiot in the White House! Remember he still has to tell us that he is the ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
December 5, 2013 12:34pm
 
Ii appears that a firm with 40 employees would have a competitive edge on a firm with 50 employees so the solution will certainly result in less labor being hired. In addition, the firm near the 50 limit will have to monitor ... More ›

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