By Pete Kasperowicz - 11/14/13 01:13 PM EST
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday said small businesses are "terrified" of ObamaCare because it has already forced insurance premiums higher and is forcing some to consider closing their doors.
"Premiums are going up, people are losing their coverage, and small businesses are being terrified," Boehner said on the House floor.
Boehner described letters from two of his own constituents, including one who will be forced onto a new healthcare plan that costs $500 more each month. Another, a small-businessman, told Boehner his premiums would double, which could force him to close the business.
"These are just two stories from my district in Ohio, and there's millions more of them all around the country," he said.