LONDONDERRY - Today, Scott Brown continued his “Better Jobs For All” tour at Verani Realty Corporate Headquarters to discuss the challenges of Obamacare's employer mandate.
“Obamacare's mandates are straining this business at many levels, from the administrative office to the self-employed agents,” said Brown. “I will vote to repeal Obamacare to eliminate uncertainty for small businesses and unleash New Hampshire's economy. Granite Staters are disappointed that Jeanne Shaheen blindly voted for this bill despite the job-killing mandates and new taxes hurting New Hampshire families.”
Verani's administrative staff employs just under 50 people, and is concerned about expanding their staff due to Obamacare's upcoming employer mandate. Under Obamacare, businesses with 100 or more full-time employees must offer health insurance or pay a $2,000 per employee penalty starting January 1, 2015. This mandate will be extended to businesses with 50-99 employees in 2016. Self-employed agents also disapprove of the government mandates in Obamacare which prohibits them from visiting the local Derry hospital, Parkland Medical Center, that is not included in the exchange. Verani Realty is an area leader in real estate with 15 offices located in southern New Hampshire.
“Obamacare is a major challenge to businesses like ours where we are trying to expand, create jobs and provide the people of our state with much needed services,” said Giovanni Verani, President of Verani Realty. “We appreciate Scott Brown coming here to discuss the need to repeal Obamacare and get rid of the regulatory uncertainty that comes with it.