Last Fall Nearly 60 Percent Of Franklin County Rejected Their Job-Killing Healthcare Law
Today, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and liberal U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown will bring their ObamaCare tour to Columbus, where nearly 60 percent of Franklin County rejected their intrusive, job-killing healthcare law.
Additionally, White Castle – whose headquarters are also based in Columbus – has recently stated that Brown’s healthcare law will eat up more than half of its income. Meanwhile in Lorain County, Invacare has stated that the medical device tax in ObamaCare could cause them to stop hiring new workers.
“When liberal U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown rubberstamped Barack Obama’s government-run healthcare bill into law it didn’t just cut $550 billion from Medicare, but it also hit Ohio’s medical device companies with a job-killing tax,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Jahan Wilcox. “With 469,000 unemployed Ohioans, it’s clear the Buckeye State cannot afford the tax-and-spend, job-killing agenda of Sherrod Brown.”
OBAMACARE HURTS OHIO
Lorain County, OH: The Threat Of Obama’s $20 Billion Medical Device Tax Caused Businesses To Stop Hiring. “[I]n the short run, some of his policies could cost existing jobs, especially health-care reform, if it is enacted. One of the few large businesses that has prospered in Lorain County in recent years has been Invacare, a maker of home medical devices … The company has 1,300 employees in Lorain County but has stopped hiring in anticipation of a tax on medical devices that was proposed to help pay for the president’s health-care reform plan.” (Michael A. Fletcher, “Assessing Obama’s Promises Of Jobs In A Hub Of Manufacturing,” The Washington Post, 1/22/09; “Estimated Revenue Effects Of The Manager’s Amendment To The Revenue Provisions Contained In The ‘Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act,” Joint Committee On Taxation Report, 3/20/10)
Columbus-Based White Castle Predicts ObamaCare Will Consume More Than Half Its Profits. “The White Castle hamburger chain fears that a health insurance reform law adopted earlier this year will put its profits on a downward slide. The Columbus-based family owned restaurant chain – known for serving small square hamburgers called ‘sliders’ – says a single provision in the bill will eat up roughly 55 percent of its yearly net income after 2014.” (Sabrina Eaton, “Ohio Hamburger Chain Says Insurance Reform Will Bite Into Profits,” The [Cleveland] Plain Dealer, 7/4/2010)
- Killing Jobs In Ohio. “The financial hit will make it hard for the company to maintain its 421 restaurants, let alone create new jobs, says company spokesman Jamie Richardson. White Castle employs more than 10,000 people nationwide, and more than 1,200 in Ohio.” (Sabrina Eaton, “Ohio Hamburger Chain Says Insurance Reform Will Bite Into Profits,” The [Cleveland] Plain Dealer, 7/4/2010)