Family Research Council

Big Bird is Nursing Obamacare's Wounds


By Tony Perkins
October 10, 2013

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Big Bird is a little under the weather and Obamacare could be to blame. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. Obamacare has caused many businesses to terminate benefits or cut employees, and this is no exception at Sesame Place, located outside Philadelphia, where part-time employees will no longer have health benefits. According to a letter written to President Obama by Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, the health care law will hurt a company where 1,650 people are employed and a big economic boost for his district. "This law is hurting real people in my district and around the country," the Republican wrote. "I continue to believe [Obamacare] must be repealed and replaced with a sustainable solution that promotes affordable access to world-class health care for which our nation is recognized." Instead of increasing the number of uninsured, Obamacare is increasing that number. As business cut employees to avoid the poison pill of Obamacare.

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