Originally Posted by Warfish
Implies the purpose of his business is to provide healtcare, not provide services at the maximum profit for it's owners and investors.
It is not the purpose of any business to "provide jobs" or "provide healthcare". The entire purpose of a business is to provide a service or good for profit. If one could operate a business with no employees, they would not be a "scumbag" for doing so.
The attitude you show here reminds me of the railroad industry, when years after locomotive technology had marched on, trains were required to have firemen on their crews.....firemen being the guys who stoked the fire in a steam locomotive.
The first comment was not directed at healthcare, but the way this owner is handling the situation. If he needs to increase costs to cover Obamacare, go ahead and increase costs. Don't pull this 5% surcharge on top of "regular prices" explicitly citing Obamacare, and if the customer wants to make up the costs just take it out of your server's tip. Talk about undercutting and unnecessary. Like I said, scumbag.