Steve Roberts, president of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, said most of his organization's 800 member businesses face uncertainty. Gallup found 38 percent of businesses nationally are not expanding because of Obamacare.
"Employers are working at this from the standpoint of how much this is going to cost," Roberts told Daily Mail Business Editor Jared Hunt. "The ACA regrettably has created an environment of unpredictability that has employers frightened about what might be next."
Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., voted against this awful law. Now she must deal with the damage done.
On the House floor, she told colleagues of a local day care center that faces the choice of either laying off 24 of its 73 employees or paying an $83,000-a-year fine.
The American medical system is imperfect, but it was neither necessary nor wise to create a giant federal architecture - complete with the IRS as policeman - to make needed changes.
The result is widespread uncertainly that is keeping American businesses, large and small, from expanding and creating more jobs.
That's not what Americans needed after a punishing recession.