Hank: We can’t afford Obamacare and it’s killing jobs. Talking point: Even though its been delayed until 2015, Obamacares employer mandate, which requires employers with more than 50 employees to provide health insurance to full-time workers, incentivizes companies to shift workers to part-time work in order to avoid buying employee health coverage or paying penalties. Talking point: Low-wage workers that face cuts to their hours will be more directly affected by these changes than other workforce sectors. Those are the people you’re supposed to care about. Talking point: Several companies , including Subway and SeaWorld, have moved employees to part-time work to avoid the health laws employer mandate. Emily: Obamacare pays for itself — and cuts the federal budget deficit! Talking point: The ACA pays for itself through a combination of tax increases and fees coupled with spending reductions (mostly in the form of lower Medicare payments).
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