ObamaCare will take a toll on the tourism industry 

In New Hampshire, ObamaCare’s employer mandate could mean trouble for businesses and jobs, beginning in 2011:

The state’s seasonal tourism industry is only now beginning to realize that it could get hammered by the new health care reform law.

The bill signed into law on Tuesday by President Barack Obama fines businesses that do not provide health insurance to full-time employees who work more than 120 days a year. The assessment is $2,000 per employee, which, according to SkiNH lobbyist Bruce Berke and group president Alice Pearce, could mean as much as $1 million in fines to the big ski resorts, some of which hire as many as 500 seasonal workers.

Also affected would be any business that hires on a seasonal basis, and, like most nationally, do not offer health insurance.

The provision in question is on page 309 of the 2,400-page health care bill. John DiStaso notes in his piece that ObamaCare will hammer ski resorts in Colorado, another state featuring a big-ticket Senate race this year.

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