Did you know this? How some businesses in some states may seek to avoid paying the employer mandate

In preparing for tonight’s ON THE RECORD at 10pm, I was given an article from one our our producers which read in part:

“…As Cato Institute Senior Fellow Michael Tanner detailed in the New York Post:

 [S]tates that don’t set up exchanges could also escape the “employer mandate.”

 That is, ObamaCare requires employers with 50 or more workers to provide health insurance or pay a fine … er, tax. But that tax only kicks in if at least one employee qualifies for subsidies under the exchange. Since subsidies can only be provided via a state-authorized exchange, a state that refuses to set one up could end up blocking the employer mandate altogether…”

[foregoing from Nevada restaurant owners on Obamacare: ‘We can’t pay for this’ – Owners say health-care law’s costs hit everyone, affects entire industry

By Kyle Gillis

Nevada Policy Research Institute]