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And in focus tonight Obama care's impact on small business.
Across the country -- doors are scrambling to meet the health care reforms mandate that they provide employees with insurance or face big fines.
But there's -- way out companies with fewer than fifty employees are exempt.
Will businesses cut jobs to slip under the -- joining me now carried -- Phillips co owner of the contents factory a small PR firm in Pittsburgh.
I welcome to the show it's great to have you here what does this mandate mean for your company.
So for my company we have to be very kind -- that the number of people who work perhaps and -- that may not seem like.
Such a big task but when you consider it my husband is also starting and it -- mom -- -- Now instead it's sixty.
Employees for just my company it's fifty employees -- for both of our company.
And so what it really.
Has an impact on how fast were able to -- And -- and how many people are able -- well Kerry to that point awarded the additional costs you're gonna have because of obamacare what are you looking at here.
OK well per employ eight.
The year -- 1012 was the first time in history that cost -- health care per employee.
-- broke that 101000 dollar mark so.
Multiply that times fifty employees.
-- -- -- here and -- you're looking at well over 500000.
Dollar commitment wow wow wow outs that yes so painful.
So what -- alternatives are you looking at at this point I mean does it make sense to have employees for goodness sakes.
Not if you can avoid it and and really.
Even after obamacare is enacted 26 million -- -- -- have health insurance.
We're talking about 11% difference is -- all of this is for and it's really hurting not just my small business but a lot of small businesses.
And this kind of -- small businesses it's also hurting.
Americans across the country would like to see a few more jobs created because people like you or making the Smart decision at the end of the day.
What are you gonna do do you think as a result of this -- we'd be hiring more people will you be.
Hiring fewer people.
I will probably be hiring fewer people or hiring in a different capacity.
So hiring ten -- nine contractors instead of full time employees have another thing that I'm -- is -- moving to -- New Hampshire is part of the free state project.
And when I did that palisades 3% and Pennsylvania income tax and 1% in Pittsburgh and and tax.
Because New Hampshire has -- -- income tax and talking about a 4% difference between but my husband and I well that Iowa -- staying because you know people say.
The small business operators make decisions on on the basis of things like.
Taxes Obama care rules and you're showing us that they absolutely do Carey thank you for coming on tonight really appreciate your time.