So we’ve been promoting direct care for years now, touting the freedom it gives us, the time it allows us to spend with patients. One thing we don’t always associate with being a doctor, though, is the entrepreneurship necessary to get a small business off the ground. Joining the direct care movement is a powerful decision for two reasons: one, you’re making the choice to serve patients, not bureaucracy. Two, you’re running your own business.
That said, if you’re running a small business, or plan to run one, you’ve likely conversed about Obamacare hampering the economy. Here’s a recent article from Business News Daily updating how businesses are gearing up for ACA enactment later this year. There wasn’t much by way of good news. Business News Daily reports, “Among small businesses surveyed that will be affected by the employer mandate, one-half said they will either cut hours to reduce full-time employees or replace full-time employees with part-timers to avoid the mandate. Additionally, 24 percent plan to reduce hiring to stay under 50 employees.”