Overview of this lie

Date Originated: December of 2013
Categories: Obamacare
Republicans are falsely claiming the Affordable Care Act has forced upwards of 75 percent of small business owners to fire employees or to cut their hours so they won't have to pay for health insurance coverage. In actuality, only 17 percent of businesses have notified their employees that there will be layoffs or their hours will be cut.

Fact Checking Articles Debunking this Lie

DateArticle NameAbout
07/25/13Sen. Marco Rubio says 75% of small businesses say they’ll fire workers or cut hours under O...Obamacare & Marco Rubio
Sen. Marco Rubio says it’s not too late to stop Obamacare. In fact, he says, Congress should refuse to pass a spending bill that funds it, even at the risk of shutting down government. That’s because he sees "mounting evidence of how Obamacare creates more problems than it solves, particularly for small businessowners and the people who work for them."

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