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  •  Uh yeah, (0+ / 0-)

    Would this be happening if the ACA wasn't law? I doubt it.
    I'm sure the people losing their benefits will blame it on corporate greed. Especially when their companies blatantly pin it on the ACA.

    This is the natural result of what's contained within the ACA.

    Look, I tried to be reasonable...

    by campionrules on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 09:29:14 AM PDT

    •  Please explain further. (1+ / 0-)
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      TheLizardKing
      This is the natural result of what's contained within the ACA.
      tks.

      "When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, And the women come out to cut up what remains, Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." Rudyard Kipling

      by EdMass on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 09:43:10 AM PDT

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      •  It's a predictable result of the ACA. (4+ / 0-)

        1.  For profit businesses are about making a profit.

        2. If a business hires a 50th full-time employee, that one additional employee makes every single employee significantly more expensive.  That's a clear financial incentive not to hire that 50th full-time employee, but to see how you can work around it.

        3. If a person works a 30th hour in a week, that 30th hour makes the other 29 hours significantly more expensive.  So, there's an incentive to keep the hours at 29 or less.

        Seriously, how anyone failed to see the perverse financial incentives in this bill is beyond me.  

        The only people who can't see the perverse financial incentives are the people who fail to acknowledge that the purpose of a for-profit business is to make a profit.  

        •  Yes, this wasn't rocket science (2+ / 0-)
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          It was routinely pointed out in the run up to the ACA that establishing cut off's like the amount of hours and number of employees would lead to companies adjusting how they did business.

          I'm not sure how it's credible to claim otherwise.

          Look, I tried to be reasonable...

          by campionrules on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 10:02:21 AM PDT

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          •  C'mon just say it (1+ / 0-)
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            Tonedevil

            We f'd up a fundamental on the re-writing of how health care is administered/provided.

            We have to get ahead of this.  It is obvious.  One might even conjecture that there would be the dreaded "bi-partisan" support to fix it before it's to late?

            "When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, And the women come out to cut up what remains, Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." Rudyard Kipling

            by EdMass on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 10:09:33 AM PDT

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        •  What? This applies to thousands of full time (0+ / 0-)

          workers at UPS. They are not cutting hours or reducing workforce. The ACA does not affect them. They are simply saying that if your spouse is eligible for insurance from his/her employer we won't provide it.

          Further, affiant sayeth not. 53959

          by Gary Norton on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 11:39:06 AM PDT

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