Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Governments Cutting Back Hours Because of Obamacare

June 19, 2013 Investors Business Daily has a report on how not just businesses, but many local governments, are beginning to cut hours for workers to avoid having to provide health insurance:
Phillipsburg, Kan.: "School administrators here say they are alarmed and confounded by the looming new costs they face with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act," according to the Kaiser Health Institute News Service. Chris Hipp, director of a Kansas special education cooperative, warned that ObamaCare's costs "could put us all out of business or change significantly how we do business," adding that "we are not built to pay full health benefits for noncertified folks who work a little more than 1,000 hours a year."
Dearborn, Mich.: "If we had to provide health care and other benefits to all of our employees, the burden on the city would be tremendous," said Mayor John O'Reilly, explaining why the city is cutting its more than 700 part-time and seasonal workers down to 28 hours a week. "The city is like any private or public employer having to adjust to changes in the law."

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1 comment:

Windy Wilson said...

But Pelosi and company did not lie about Obamacare, if you have a program you like, you can keep it. We're seeing how few programs people like are being continued, resulting in people not having programs they like.