NADA: Though Constitutional, Health Care Law Still Hinders Dealers’ Ability to Provide Good Benefits, Jobs
WASHINGTON — In response to today’s Supreme Court decision to uphold the primary provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) released the following statement:
“Although today’s ruling by the Supreme Court appears to uphold the majority of the Affordable Care Act, it remains a flawed law. Keeping and retaining highly skilled and trained employees is a priority for all auto retailers. Dealers strive to provide their employees with the most affordable health care plans available that best fit their needs. Each year, it becomes increasingly challenging for dealers to find the most affordable health insurance plans with the best coverage.
“Since the passage of ACA, health insurance costs have continued to rise, and compliance has become more complex. The resources that dealers must put toward meeting these new health care mandates prevent them from growing their businesses and, in many cases, hinder their ability to offer quality health care plans to their employees. While today’s decision did not strike down most of the ACA, Congress should revisit this law to ensure that dealership employees are not forced out of employer-based health care plans.”
The NADA Story
The NADA story began in 1917 when 30 auto dealers traveled to the nation’s capital to convince Congress not to impose a luxury tax on the automobile. They successfully argued that the automobile is a necessity of American life, not a luxury. From that experience was born the National Automobile Dealers Association. Today, NADA represents nearly 16,000 new-car and -truck dealers, with 32,500 franchises, both domestic and international. For more information, visit www.nada.org.
SOURCE National Automobile Dealers Association