LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - With major overhauls in health insurance taking effect in the coming months the owner of a well-known Lexington restaurant says he's had to cut back his hours.
Joe Bologna says he's kept his restaurant on West Maxwell closed on Mondays since April.
He says he's trying to save money because of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as "Obamacare."
It requires employers with fifty or more full-time employees to provide health insurance, or the employers will have to pay a fine if the employees' health care coverage has been subsidized by the government, such as through tax deductions.
"If the Obamacare went into effect for us, we'd have to pass whatever that cost would be, it could be as much as $20,000 a month for us, which we'd have to pass on to customers, and that's gonna hurt business," said Joe Bologna, restaurant owner.
Joe Bologna says he's also had to reduce the number of employees at his restaurant.