Obamacare: States and universities begin cutting workers hours to avoid healthcare costs
The irony of this story is just too sweet to ignore.
As a result of the provision in the healthcare reform law which reclassified full time employees as those employees working at least 30 hours instead of 40 hours we have seen several companies announce they are cutting the hours of their part-time employees to under 30 hours because they cannot afford to provide them with healthcare and they wish to avoid the Obamacare penalty.
Of course the only people being hurt by this are the workers who will now be taking home less money and will now be the ones paying the penalty on their taxes next year if they do not purchase what the government deems to be an acceptable healthcare plan. (Thank you John Roberts!)
But the story I linked to above contains an interesting twist to this trend because now we are learning that some states are cutting the hours of part-time employees to under 30 hours as well. No longer can the left make the claim that greedy corporations are only looking to save a buck while trying to blame Obamacare because now the government is doing the same.
And the same applies to more and more universities (which have been pushing a liberal agenda for years) across the nation as well, I guess they don’t want to practice what they have been preaching.
I’ve written it many times in the past but it bears repeating: this was the desired effect of Obamacare from the beginning. The law was designed to push people out of employer based healthcare knowing the people couldn’t afford healthcare on their own in the hope that this would force people into supporting a single-payer (government run) system. And the plan is coming together…..