Samantha Blanchard works two part restaurant jobs in Miami. And she may have to take on a third job. None of her employers will offer her full-time work because they don't want to pay health insurance as required by the new regulations of Obamacare.
"I want more hours. I need more hours. But my employers say if they give me more hours, they will have to provide me insurance and they don't want to do that," said Blanchard.
And more employers are watching the hours their personnel work. "We just can't afford to offer health insurance, it would cut into hour profits," said Roger Alverson, a Miami restaurant operator.
Many restaurant workers are hoping to find better opportunities elsewhere. "I like waiting tables. It is a good way to make some quick money. But I need a fulltime job with benefits," said Brian Tomae, a Miami resident who waits tables in Miami.