NPR reports that some say the health law is having a chilling effect on hiring by small businesses. In Virginia, the Governor's Small Business Summit is focusing on what might happen once the overhaul is in full force.
NPR: Is Obamacare Hurting Hiring By Small Businesses?
The Affordable Care Act, which has become known as Obamacare, will require small businesses with 50 or more employees to offer health care coverage to their workers. Some have suggested that could be discouraging hiring by small businesses (Ydstie, 6/6).
Richmond Times-Dispatch: Governor's Small Business Summit Focused On Health-Care Law
With less than seven months to go before the federal health care law goes into full effect, small businesses are still grappling with the law's implications. Most speakers at the Governor's Small Business Summit on Wednesday indicated they did not agree with the insurance reforms under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but tried to offer guidance (Gorman, 6/6).