Some Florida restaurants are tacking on a 1% Obamacare surcharge to their customers’ bills.
The owners claim that increased health insurance expenses have forced them to split the costs with the customer.
As one restaurant warns: “The costs associated with ACA compliance could ultimately close our doors.”
Jonathan Chait observes that the owner doesn’t have a line item for, “say, financing the Department of Defense.”
“The main problem here is that, as an act of propaganda, this is completely self-defeating … Making the two people buying lunch fork over an additional 20 cents to cover health insurance for the restaurant’s employees … really doesn’t sound like the worst deal in the world.”