The Affordable Healthcare Act (or Obamacare) is now being debated in each state legislature to figure out how feasible each portion would be in applicability for each state. A news article that came out in the "Economic Policies for the 21st Century", states in the final paragraph:
"ObamaCare provides strong incentives for firms to avoid hiring workers from low-income households. Eligibility for subsidized insurance in the exchanges is based on household income, and firms can be penalized if one of their workers gets subsidized coverage in an exchange. Thus, firms have a strong incentive to find workers who won’t qualify for subsidized coverage, which may also lead to invasions of privacy. For instance, a restaurant might find it better to hire young waiters from upper-income neighborhoods, as opposed to low-income areas, because they would be less likely to qualify for subsidized insurance in the exchanges. ObamaCare therefore is penalizing the very households it was supposedly passed to help."
Find article here: http://obamacarewatch.org/primer/employer-mandate
This part of the bill affects many people, not just low income people. It affects senior citizens, the disabled, and people receiving healthcare benefits through Social Services. Many people in Philadelphia and surrounding areas would be affected. Please write to you local Congressman or Senator about this portion of the bill. Some parts of the bill have not passed yet in each state. You might be able to make a difference in how Obamacare is implemented in your state.