Obamacare Curveball
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Mar 24, 2015 | 6201 views | 0 0 comments | 1051 1051 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Recently the New York Daily News http://www.nydailynews.com/ * reported : “Sign of the times: The Cubs' rain-delay disaster was due, in part, to the health-care law.

Damning evidence that Obamacare is a drag on the U.S. job market has just entered a hallowed American industry: professional baseball.

The story begins Tuesday night at Wrigley Field, when the hapless Cubs (last in the NL Central) and Giants endured an epic, 41/2 hour rain delay, worsened immeasurably because the Second City grounds crew couldn’t cover the playing surface before the downpour.

Turns out, the damage done to the field wasn’t just the result of typical Cubby incompetence.

Earlier that night, Cubs management had sent home 10 workers, in part to keep them under 30 hours a week — and avoid paying health benefits under the Affordable Care Act.

Which is exactly what’s happening in business after business across America. According to new survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, 18% of businesses in that metro area reported cutting back on jobs and employees as a result of the law — and just 3% report hiring more.”

* to read the full NYDNs article “Obamacare Curveball”, highlight and click on open hyperlink http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/obamacare-curveball-article-1.1913911

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Jonathan M. Metsch, Dr.P.H., is Clinical Professor, Preventive Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; and Adjunct Professor, Baruch College ( C.U.N.Y.), Rutgers School of Public Health, and Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration

This blog shares general information about understanding and navigating the health care system. For specific medical advice about your own problems, issues and options talk to your personal physician.

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