- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 19, 2014

A Vermont taxi company will close its doors for good after more than 30 years in business, citing Obamacare and state regulations as its reasons for closure.

“It’s very expensive all the way around,” said Wanda Robar, owner of Benways Taxi, Burlington’s largest taxi provider, Vermont Watchdog reported.

“We have Obamacare coming, too. And for my staff, I knew it wasn’t possible. They didn’t make enough money to really pay what the Vermont health care exchange items are going to cost — and do cost right now,” she told Watchdog.

Miss Robar said neither the family-owned business nor her workers could afford the costs associated with health care.

“I knew that they couldn’t get the subsidies that they could in this year for [the years] coming up. And I knew there was no way I could facilitate that either and make it go over,” she told Watchdog.

Benways, which also operates Yellow Cab, Morf Transit, Airport Taxi and Apollo Limousine Service, will shut down on Independence Day. As many as 70 people will lose their jobs.

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