Under the Affordable Care Act, Dr. Larry Kawa is a victim of his own success. Crossing the 50 employee mark puts Kawa Orthodontics on the receiving end of the federal health law’s more burdensome business regulations.
“We have a terrific staff with high moral,” Kawa told Watchdog.org. “But we employ over 50 full-time employees which means the (Obamacare) employer mandate does affect our business significantly.”
Under the law, businesses surpassing the 50 employee threshold are required to provide certain levels of insurance coverage as determined by the government. If an employer falls short, a penalty of $2,000 per employee is levied against the business.
But that’s not why Kawa decided to sue the federal government. [more...]