Businesses cut employee hours to avoid health care costs

08/14/2013 | NBC News

Some small-business owners who find they can't shoulder the costs of providing health insurance under the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate said they plan to cut employee hours to fewer than 30 per week to avoid increased costs. "Losing five or six hours a week, you know, that's $50, $60 a week or a couple hundred dollars a month. That's a car payment," said Subway franchisee Loren Goodridge, who plans to cut hours for 50 of his employees.

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