Local governments cutting part-timer’s hours as Obamacare gets close to full implementation
But you thought health care costs would be lower and you could still keep your doctor and health care plan? President Obama lied to you, and we told you he was not telling the truth. When you mandate benefits not required before, costs go up. When the costs for business – or government – go up, administrators have decisions to make.
[W]hile private companies are getting all this unwelcome and hostile attention, local governments across the country have been quietly doing exactly the same thing — cutting part-time hours specifically so they can skirt ObamaCare’s costly employer mandate, while complaining about the law in some of the harshest terms anyone has uttered in public.
The result is that part-time government workers — many of them low-income — face pay cuts that can top $3,000 a year, and yet will still be left without employer-provided benefits.
- In Kansas -New fees and obligations have administrators wondering where they will find the money to cover the costs
- Dearborn, Mich. – The city’s policy limits part-time and seasonal employees to 28 hours per week
- Indiana – Some Indiana schools cut hours of part-time workers to avoid Obamacare requirements
The IBD article has 10 more examples. I’ll be waiting for the main stream media and Twitter feeds to light-up with the news, as government patrons start suggesting boycotts on the cities and towns who are cutting the hours, pay and benefits to part-time employees.
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