Retailers are angry about Supreme Court decision

I didn't think I'd be able to merge retail and Thursday's Supreme Court decision upholding most of the Affordable Care Act. Turns out I was wrong.

The National Retail Federation said after the ruling that "as the voice of retailers of all types and sizes, we're disappointed."

The law "wrongly focuses more on penalizing employers and the private sector than reducing health costs," said Matthew Shay, president and CEO of the group. "This law will have a dramatic, negative impact on every employer and employee in the United States and further constrain job creation and economic growth."

The group plans to move full force on supporting congressional efforts to repeal the law. But it's hedging its bets, working "in good faith with regulators to smooth implementation for retailers and businesses alike," he said.

The federation represents retailers, including chain restaurants and industry partners. It says one in four jobs in the U.S. are supported by retailers.

Pony Up

Make sure workers have affordable health care. To do less is now unpatriotic. To fight it is unAmerican.

It's called a subsidy

Too cheap to pay for their employees' insurance or to pay the employees enough to buy it for themselves, I guess retailers figure that all of society is on the hook for their employees medical expenses. If you're willing to call the penalty for not carrying health insurance a tax, then you have to be willing to call retailers' denial of health insurance benefits a subsidy.

It only makes sense...

If youy sell the stuff that creates the need for the insurance you shouldn't get high blood pressure over it.


You fry wants with that?

NFIB is an Insurance Company

NFIB's main goal is to sell you insurance.
If you buy their product you receive mailings, phone calls and drop by agents.
They do not answer questions regarding workplace problems, they advise you to check with Industry or State officals.
You receive nothing but a sticker for your front door, a packet of brochures and a plaque for your wall.
They have never helped a small business Employer buy affordable insurance for employees. Their policies are too expensive for the average entrepreneur.

Of course they are upset over the Health Care Reform Act.

It will make their bonuses smaller.


they'll have to pay some of the costs they externalize onto medicaid.

Oh, well.


You fry wants with that?