Florida Restaurants Charging Patrons Obamacare Fee


Reblog! Is this the right thing to do? Is this legal? …. and it has to be in Florida.

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A few restaurants in a Florida chain have started implementing an Affordable Care Act surcharge, but employees’ coverage doesn’t start until December, according to CNN.

Gator’s Dockside restaurant group is charging patrons to help with compliance costs.

“Instead of raising prices on our products to generate the additional revenue needed to cover the costs of ACA compliance, certain Gator’s Dockside locations have implemented a 1% surcharge on all food and beverage purchases only.” a sign reads at one of the restaurants, alerting customers to the surcharge, according to CNN.

Sandra Clark, the director of operations for the group, said that the fee will help the group keep full-time employees on their books.

“I’m just trying to keep the employees I have that I’ve worked hard to train,” she told CNN.

The group hired an additional full-time employee to help them comply with the Affordable Care…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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