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  •  omg. I actually agree with you. (1+ / 0-)
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    Based on my discussions with right wingers, this is a big anti-ACA theme. (e.g., -- one argued -- a guy working 30 hours a week and depending on food stamps shouldn't blame the GOP for cutting the foods stamps.  He should blame the ACA for cutting his hours.)  no logic, but still a kernel of truth about the ACA effect on hours.

    Of course, the ACA really helps the worker cut to part time as to health care -- he now can get insured on the exchanges when he couldn't before.

    On the other hand, he's hurt because he's not working as many hours.

    So it's really hard to say -- if part time is a trend largely independent of the ACA, then the ACA is great for workers.  If it exacerbates the part time trend, then it's a mixed bag.

    Of course, in a rational world (who am I kidding), Congress would be amending this section to provide some incentive or disincentive for employers to discourage cuts to part time.

    The GOP: "You can always go to the Emergency Room."

    by Upper West on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 08:26:26 AM PDT

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    •  this was taken care of in the original ACA (2+ / 0-)
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      read comments upstream in the thread.

      It's full time equivalents, not full time workers. The media is misinforming about it and letting opponents get by with this argument.

      working for a world that works for everyone ...

      by USHomeopath on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 08:55:39 AM PDT

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      •  Only actual Full Time employees working in (4+ / 0-)
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        companies with more than 50 Full Time Equivalent Employees are required to be provided with affordable insurance or the employer pays a penalty.  There is no penalty for not providing such insurance for part time employees.

        You can see this directly in the ACA itself starting on page 154 (of text not PDF) of the Actual text of ACA

        The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

        by nextstep on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 09:46:42 AM PDT

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