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None of New York’s 11,000 Independent Businesses has Lower Health Care Costs Under Obamacare

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On January 2, 2014 @ 6:56 pm In The Point | No Comments

If there’s any place that Obamacare should have lowered health care costs, it’s in a blue state like New York where the amount of government regulation had already inflated health card costs so much that you wouldn’t think that they could go any higher, but not even in New York.

And if Obamacare can’t make it here, then it can’t make it anywhere.

The National Federation of Independent Businesses, an organization that represents nearly 11,000 entrepreneurs across the state, says it has yet to find a single member whose health-care costs are going down under the ObamaCare program, whose plans took effect New Year’s Day.

Meanwhile, an “overwhelming majority” of businesses canvassed by the group has reported increases in their insurance premiums, said Mike Durant, the NFIB’s New York director.

I’m sure that won’t affect the economy in any way…

Michael Kennedy, who runs two family-owned dog-grooming salons near Albany, said changes to his cut-rate insurance coverage mandated by ObamaCare had more than doubled the cost, from $132.99 to $325.92 a month per person.

And when he checked the cost of buying an ObamaCare policy instead, it was “basically the same price, or even more,” he said.
 Kennedy, 46, said that he and his wife clear only about $60,000 a year from their Pink Dog Parlor and Resort business, and that paying the new, higher premiums will be “a huge challenge.”

“It’s like another 100 dogs we need to groom,” he said.

And where are they going to get that 100 dogs?


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