Tom Howell Jr.
Washington Times
April 14, 2014

A D.C.-area grocery store says it has been forced to freeze hiring to avoid costs tied to a new rule under Obamacare.

The Washington Free Beacon reports that Snider’s Superfoods of Silver Spring, Md., will not hire new cashiers or baggers so it can stay below a 50-employee threshold under Obamacare’s “employer mandate.”

Under the mandate, companies with 50 or more employees must provide health coverage or pay fines if at least one of their workers takes advantage of tax credits on the law’s new health exchanges.

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