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Small businesses fume, now seeing ‘Obamacare’ as unavoidable

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A number of business owners across the US are threatening to lay off workers, slash employee hours, or add surcharges to their services, citing higher costs of doing business once all the provisions of PPACA kick in. Many of these are restaurant owners — Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter among them — who stand to lose the most profit margin from covering their workers’ health insurance. There is a bright side to the law’s components, should employers choose to look for it: Employers who offer health care see less employee turnover and benefit from greater employee satisfaction and a better work environment.