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  • State and Local Governments Cutting Work Hours Due to Obamacare

    Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

    Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

    It’s no longer just restaurants and stores cutting hours and employees due to Obamacare—state and local governments are making changes as well.

    The law defines a “full-time” employee as one working more than 30 hours per week, and employers with more than 50 full-time employees must provide government-approved health insurance or pay a penalty. Even though the employer mandate has been delayed for a year, the stories keep rolling in of businesses that have already acted.

    Jed Graham of Investor’s Business Daily has compiled a list of 363 employers who have cut back employees’ hours due to incentives created by Obamacare’s employer mandate.

    Here are a few state and local governments taking action because of Obamacare:

    • Indiana’s state government cut hours for part-time and temporary employees from a maximum of 37.5 hours per week to fewer than 30.
    • Georgia’s Fulton County is cutting a number of employees to fewer than 30 hours per week.
    • Delaware’s state government is cutting hourly and seasonal employees to a maximum of 29.75 hours per week.
    • Alabama’s Huston County is cutting hours of part-time employees to fewer than 30 per week.

    Heritage’s Alyene Senger warned that Obamacare “creates an incentive for businesses to avoid both the penalty and cost of coverage by hiring part-time employees instead of full-time employees, since businesses will not be penalized for failing to provide health insurance to part-time employees.”

    Check out the list Investor’s Business Daily is compiling to see hundreds more situations where workers are being negatively affected by Obamacare.


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