According to a new Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Businesssurvey, Obamacare can’t get here quick enough. The poll released this week found that 54% of the small business owners surveyed said that healthcare costs were hurting their operations a lot and 19% said hurting them a little.
Now what Gallup doesn’t tell us is whether these business owners presently are providing healthcare to their employees or aspire to do so if costs can be brought down. But either way, healthcare continues to be on the minds of small businesses.
The hope is that Obamacare will start bending the curve of healthcare costs to make insurance more affordable. That’s the goal. But one thing we know for sure, the status quo before healthcare reform wasn’t getting the job done.