Obamacare threatens…Sesame Street?
posted at 1:36 pm on September 26, 2013 by Guy Benson
In a letter sent last week to President Obama, U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick contended that the Affordable Care Act had caused Sesame Place, one of Bucks County’s biggest tourist attractions, to terminate health benefits for its part-time employees.“This law is hurting real people in my district and around the country,” the Bucks County Republican wrote. According to Fitzpatrick, the theme park employs 1,650 people and brings $75 million in economic activity to the county each year. He called it the number-one tourist destination in Bucks County.
The Obamacare that consumers will finally be able to sign up for next week is a long way from the health plan President Barack Obama first pitched to the nation. Millions of low-income Americans won’t receive coverage. Many workers at small businesses won’t get a choice of insurance plans right away. Large employers won’t need to provide insurance for another year. Far more states than expected won’t run their own insurance marketplaces. And a growing number of workers won’t get to keep their employer-provided coverage.
Good luck with your “final pitch” or whatever, champ. I’ll leave you with this:
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) September 26, 2013