Cori Loomis, an attorney with law firm Crowe and Dunlevy, says Oklahoma employers “are really struggling with implementation” of Obamacare. She says many clients “are experiencing significant premium increases,” partly because Obamacare imposes new mandates and won't allow insurers to turn anyone away, meaning premium hikes are required “to cover the cost of covering more, sicker people.”
To limit their exposure, she says businesses are considering discontinuing coverage for employees' spouses, limiting workers' hours so they don't qualify as full-time employees and refraining from hiring new employees.
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., famously said Congress had to pass Obamacare in order to find out what was in it. Well, now we have a good idea: numerous provisions that are some combination of expensive, unworkable, arbitrary, job-killing, prosperity-stifling, contradictory — and unconstitutional.