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‘Restaurant Recession’ From Health Care Act? Little Evidence

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‘Restaurant Recession’ From Health Care Act? Little Evidence

Melanie Wong | Dec 12, 2016 12:23 AM

". . . Mr. Puzder has spoken out multiple times — in a speech before restaurant executives, on Fox Business, on the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal — about what he calls a 'government-mandated restaurant recession.' He says the law has led to rising health insurance premiums, 'reducing consumer spending, resulting in a reduction in restaurant visits.'

He has also argued that the act has given businesses an incentive to cut back on full-time workers to avoid the costs of providing them with insurance, as the act frequently requires.

The problem is that the available data largely disagree. . . "

‘Restaurant Recession’ From Health Care Act? Little Evidence

Sales and employment are on the rise in the restaurant industry, undercutting claims by the Trump pick for Labor that the law has undermined the industry...

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