Businesses Blame Obamacare for Cuts to Employees’ Hours

By Ray Pinard | September 5, 2013

An interesting article by Sean Hackbarth, published on the FreeEnterprise website.

The White House may brush off evidence of employers cutting workers’ hours because of Obamacare as anecdotal, but tell that to a Maine franchise owner and one of his employees interviewed by NBC News:

Employers around the country, from fast-food franchises to colleges, have told NBC News that they will be cutting workers’ hours below 30 a week because they can’t afford to offer the health insurance mandated by the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

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Originally published August 2013. Reprinted by permission,, August 2013.
Copyright©2013, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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