Small-business owners from across the country have been telling NFIB about their experiences with the Affordable Care Act. Check out their stories below, and click here to tell us how the law is impacting you, your business and your employees.
“I simply cannot afford to pay my required share of the premium for that many employees nor can I afford to pay the tax penalty should I choose not to offer insurance. I have operated this business for 21 years and never expected my government to be the one to put me out of business.”
– Carrie Barndt, Wisconsin
“It seems like somewhere along the line it changed from the ‘Affordable Health Care Act’ to health care at any cost.
– Mark and Angel Knapp, Alaska
So I sold my business, laid off 8 people in the process, and go a job that offers health insurance. Just got a notice that [our] rates are going to double because my company’s rates did. Now I must try and get a second job to pay for this disaster”
I have to make up the extra cost of our insurance plan somewhere, if that is letting employees go – it will happen.”
– Robert Henslee, Alabama
“Being in a high volume restaurant with high labor and low profit percent, we have increased our menu prices, cut two positions, and we will still see a decrease in our profit by almost half. We were looking at growing two more restaurants in two years. Instead, we closed our lowest volume store knowing it would not handle it when the law was enforced.”
– Peter Demos, Tennessee
“We dropped all of our employees; we only had two to begin with.”
– James Schoenman, Kentucky