Obamacare causes businessman to divest

Jeff Leany, sold interests in his restaurants, Starvin Arvins in Clifton to avoid the 50-employee threshold imposed by Obamacare.



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Jeff Leany, sold interests in his restaurants, Starvin Arvins in Clifton to avoid the 50-employee threshold imposed by Obamacare.

Shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court voted to uphold the federal Affordable Care Act earlier this summer, a Grand Valley restaurant owner took dramatic steps to avoid paying the cost of…




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Leany can get away with not giving benefits to his employees now because unemployment is still pretty high. But if you look historically, health care became a benefit when employers had a hard time finding good employees. But I have an even bigger question—did he EVER give health care benefits to his employees? My guess is that he did not, so the rest of us paid for their emergency room visits. This is greed, pure and simple. I haven’t eaten in one of his restaurants for years because of his politics. I will continue to find other places to eat out. (And I usually tip pretty well.)

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