I live in Hawaii where if you work 20 hours a week or more, your employer is required by law to offer a basic health care package. This particular law is destroying small businesses in the state, and causing certain industries and employers to hire only part time workers. I know from personal experience that this law is the lynch pin in numerous businesses here either lurching toward bankruptcy or completely going under.
The Heritage Foundation has done a study of the “pay or play” provisions in the healthcare bill and has found that it will most likely destroy 5.2 Million jobs and cost employers $49 Billion dollars.
Because I live here, and my boss is already under this type of provision, I know that the Heritage Foundation’s findings are pretty close to the mark.