Health Care Mandate for 30-Hour Weeks Won’t Work for Businesses, or Workers

By Ray Pinard | April 29, 2013

An interesting article from Free Enterprise.

Eighty years ago this month, the United States came this close (insert pinched finger and thumb here) to establishing a 30-hour work week but wisely thought better of it.

Today, the president’s health care law is essentially accomplishing the same thing.

The law requires employers of any business with 50 or more full-time equivalent employees to provide at least the minimum level of government-defined health insurance coverage to those employees beginning in 2014.

However, Obamacare defines “full-time” work as averaging only 30 hours per week, rather than the traditional 40 hours per week.

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