Obamacare Surcharge Appearing on Restaurant Bills Across the Country
American’s wallets begin feeling the employer mandate sting
March 6, 2014
The small business mandate doesn’t go into effect until 2015, but restaurants across the country are already passing the extra costs associated with having to offer healthcare to their employees on to consumers.
Double D’s Sourdough Pizza in Denver recently started adding a five percent charge to customer’s bills in order “to pay for half of the health care costs of all employees, both full- and part-time,” according to CBS Denver.
Double D’s owner Ted Dorr says he isn’t trying to make a political statement by subjecting patrons to the extra charge. He just wanted to be able to offer health care to his employees.
A restaurant chain in Florida also recently began adding a one percent surcharge to its customer’s bills.