Family Research Council

Movie Company Previews the Dangers of ObamaCare


By Tony Perkins
August 21, 2013

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For one movie company, ObamaCare is more than political theater. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Hollywood isn't the only one yelling, "Cut!" At Regal Cinemas, executives are taking their cues from the restaurant industry and slashing the hours of thousands of employees. In a memo to workers, the company blames ObamaCare for the changes, saying it's trying to stay under the policy's limit. "To comply with the Affordable Care Act," owners say, "Regal had to increase our health care budget to cover... full-time employees. To manage this budget, all other employees will be scheduled in accord with business needs and in a manner that will not negatively impact our health care budget." One theater owner said the fallout was almost immediate. "Managers have been quitting on a daily basis from various locations to try and find full-time work," he said. With all the pressures on families--including the new tax hikes--people just can't afford to take fewer hours. They're reeling--just like the movie industry.

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