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A Proposed Simple Solution to Obamacare's Employer Mandate Problems
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[Opinion]
Mar. 3, 2014
"Employers that decide not to provide health coverage for their employees would be required to pay a percentage of payroll as a tax to cover health care, just like employers do now for FICA ... Instantly, the cliff impact is gone, both in terms of hours and number of employees. Employers could either provide coverage to all employees, or pay for health coverage in the same manner as FICA, a regular cost of adding an employee, with a marginal increase in cost for each hour someone works. There is no advantage to hiring someone for less than 30 hours or keeping under 50 employees.... Paying a percentage of payroll instead would make it much more affordable to hire low-and-middle income wage earners than it is now."

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