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Subject:  Re: Surprise-Another New Employer Fee in Obamaca Date:  12/11/2012  12:37 AM
Author:  MissEdithKeeler Number:  659329 of 756371

Really, why is this a big deal? This translates to $2.50 per paycheck for someone getting paid every 2 weeks. Companies will likely pass this down to their employees, and $2.50 is not even the cost of a Starbucks or 2 bags of Cheetoes from the snack machine.

No company is going to go out of business over this particular fee, and most employees aren't going to see a tremendous impact (remember: a lot of low-paid people, like Wal-Mart workers, are told to apply for Medicaid anyway....).

And please don't ignore the other part of this, that it decreases and phases out after a couple of years. If you're going to tell the story, tell the whole story.
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