Job Creators: Health Spending Bill Hurts Jobs

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‘Jeopardizes The Economic Recovery Of Our Nation’s Job Creators,’ ‘Will Devastate Their Business And Their Ability To Create Jobs.’

Bill Places ‘More Burdens On America’s Job Creators’


NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS: “Our Small Business Owners Remain Deeply Concerned That The Healthcare Law Costs Too Much And Further Jeopardizes The Economic Recovery Of Our Nation’s Job Creators. If new taxes, new mandates and new government programs in PPACA remain intact the law will stifle the ability to hire, grow and invest—key components that are necessary to move America’s economy forward in a robust and meaningful way. Simply put, Congress must repeal PPACA immediately.” (NFIB, Letter To Members Of Congress, 1/18/11)

NFIB: “Small Business Owners Everywhere Are Rightfully Concerned That The Unconstitutional New Mandates, Countless Rules And New Taxes In The Healthcare Law Will Devastate Their Business And Their Ability To Create Jobs.” (NFIB, Press Release, 5/14/10)


U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: “Last Year, While Strongly Advocating Health Care Reform, The Chamber Was A Leader In The Fight Against This Particular Bill — And Thus We Support Legislation In The House To Repeal It…” (“U.S. Chamber Backs Health Repeal,” Politico, 1/11/11)

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS: “Manufacturers Remain Adamantly Opposed To The New Laws’ Employer Mandates, Industry-Specific Fees, Medicare Hospital Insurance Tax Increases, Reporting Requirements, Excise Taxes And Limits On Flexible Spending Accounts – All Of Which Place More Burdens On America’s Job Creators. Congress needs a clean slate to consider health care reform that will lower costs and improve the quality of care. Repealing these laws is an important first step to lifting the burden they pose on manufacturing companies and their employees.” (NAM, Press Release, 1/18/11)

ABBOTT LABORATORIES: ‘Will Cut About 1,900 Jobs’ Due To ‘Impact Of The Health Care Overhaul Law’


“Abbott Laboratories, Maker Of The Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Humira, Said It Will Cut About 1,900 Jobs … The Job Cuts Come ‘In Response To Changes In The Health- Care Industry, Including U.S. Health-Care Reform And The Challenging Regulatory Environment,’ Abbott Said In The Statement.” (“Abbott Labs Cuts 1,900 Jobs After Health Overhaul Prompts Restructuring,” Bloomberg, 1/26/11)

“The Health Law Cost Abbott $200 Million Last Year In Increased Rebates To Medicaid, The U.S.-Backed Health Plan For The Poor, Said Adelle Infante, An Abbott Spokeswoman, In An E- Mail. That will continue in 2011 and the company expects to pay an additional $200 million for the drugmaker-tax and discounts the law requires for patients on Medicare, the government plan for the elderly, Chief Financial Officer Thomas Freyman said during the conference call.” (“Abbott Labs Cuts 1,900 Jobs After Health Overhaul Prompts Restructuring,” Bloomberg, 1/26/11)

“Abbott Chairman And Chief Executive Miles White Blamed The Layoffs On The Pressure Of Federal Regulators As Well As The Impact Of The Health Care Overhaul Law.” (“State To Bear Brunt Of Abbott’s Job Cuts,” Chicago Tribune, 1/27/11)

 


MEDTRONIC: Law ‘Could Force It To Lay Off A Thousand Workers’


“Medical Device Maker Medtronic Warned That New Taxes On Its Products Could Force It To Lay Off A Thousand Workers.” (Editorial, “ObamaCare Day One,” The Wall Street Journal, 3/25/10)

 



MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURERS: ‘The Federal Health-Care Law Could Force … Thousands Of Jobs - Out Of The Country’


“A Dire Warning From Bay State Medical-Device Companies That A New Sales Tax In The Federal Health-Care Law Could Force Their Plants - And Thousands Of Jobs - Out Of The Country Has Rattled Gov. Deval Patrick, a staunch backer of the law and pal President Obama.” (“Beware The ‘Jobs Killer’,” Boston Herald, 3/25/10)

 

“‘This Bill Is A Jobs Killer,’ Said Ernie Whiton, Chief Financial Officer Of Chelmsford’s Zoll Medical Corp., Which Employs About 650 People In Massachusetts. Many of those employees work in Zoll’s local manufacturing facility making heart defibrillators.” (“Beware The ‘Jobs Killer’,” Boston Herald, 3/25/10)

 

SMALL BUSINESSES: ‘A Death Sentence For Many Smaller Salons,’ ‘Nearly 9,000 Jobs’ At Risk



“The One Tax Increase That Goes Into Effect Soon – In July - Is A 10 Percent Levy On Indoor Tanning Services, Dubbed The ‘Vanity Tax.’” (“Timing Right For Dem Midterm Hopes,” Politico, 3/23/10)

“Many Tanning Experts Believe The Tax Could Cut Nearly 9,000 Jobs As Well.”
(“Indoor Tanning Salons Will Help Pay For Health Care Under New Bill,” WBTW-CBS [SC], 3/28/10)

“The Owners Of Wisconsin Tanning Salons Say They’re Getting Burned By A New Tax In The Federal Health Reform Law. Starting July 1st, Those Who Provide Artificial Indoor Tans Will Be Taxed 10 Percent Of Their Costs.”

(“Wisconsin Tanning Salons Getting Burned By New HCR Law,” WTAQ Radio, 3/26/10)

“Dale Suslick Of Madison, Who Owns 9 Shops, Calls It A Death Sentence For Many Small Salons. He Said Some Were Just Barely Making It, And They’ll Now Try To Either Sell Or Close Their Businesses.” (“Wisconsin Tanning Salons Getting Burned By New HCR Law,” WTAQ Radio, 3/26/10)

“‘At First I Thought It Was A Joke, Because I Thought Surely They’re Not Going To Impose Such A Double Digit, Large Tax On… Lower And Middle Class Women,’ Said Shannah Lane, Owner Of Tan-Tastic Tanning.” (“Tanning Salons Upset Over 10 Percent Tax On Services,” WSAV NBC [Savannah, GA], 3/29/10)



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