Remind me again with what the road to hell is paved

Supporters of Obamacare are starting to discover the law of unintended consequences. One is that employers are forcing staff to reduce hours to part time in order to avoid Obamacare’s devastating mandates. Here is a letter of complaint.

Because more people will be forced into part-time positions and into working multiple jobs, then less people will have the time to go to college, have benefits like vacation and sick days, and will have little time for rest, relaxation and spending time with family.

The Affordable Care Act was designed to benefit, not burden, millions of Americans without health care. It is mind-boggling that the legislators who worked on this act allowed such a loophole, and equally as mind-boggling that this issue isn’t at the forefront of the news.

He forgot to mention that these newly part-time employees will still be required to purchase health insurance in Obamacare’s exchanges or face fines additional taxes. Of course they will soon be part of the welfare class dependent on Obamacare subsidies for their health insurance. They will be subject to its rules, its mandates and its monitoring and they will have absolutely, positively no choice. Health care decisions will be made on their behalf by the Central Bureaucracy.

The next generation of government dependent sheeple is born.

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10 Responses to Remind me again with what the road to hell is paved

  1. R.D. Walker says:

    Employees start to discover the “double whammy.”

    Pennsylvania’s Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is slashing the hours of 400 adjunct instructors, support staff, and part-time instructors to dodge paying for Obamacare.

    “It’s kind of a double whammy for us because we are facing a legal requirement [under the new law] to get health care and if the college is reducing our hours, we don’t have the money to pay for it,” said adjunct biology professor Adam Davis.

    On Tuesday, CCAC employees were notified that Obamacare defines full-time employees as those working 30 hours or more per week and that on Dec. 31 temporary part-time employees will be cut back to 25 hours. The move will save an estimated $6 million.

  2. R.D. Walker says:

    Double Whammy…

    Kroger is a large grocery store chain which employes nearly 350,000 people and had sales sales of $90 billion last year. Last week, employees found out that, starting in 2013, there will be some changes for employees. These scheduling changes will be made to account for increased costs due to Obamacare. Employees who are not already considered full time will have their hours limited whereas, now, they are allowed to work as many hours as needed in the store. For many employees, this means that they will need to find a second job or another job altogether.

  3. R.D. Walker says:

    Over at the Daily Kos, they tell us that the Double Whammy isn’t a bug, it is a wonderful new feature of Obamacare.

    A real reflection that penalty per head is genuinely unaffordable for businesses that either have a small or transient payroll (or combination of both). There’s at least 4.5 million such businesses. For that reason, ACA provides a substantial subsidy for those employees to enter the individual market. That a small number of firms not originally envisioned in this category can take advantage is an expected and manageable consequence of trying to rationalize such a huge sector of the American economy. What matters most is that their workers have the means to access the health insurance market.

    Another Kos commentators lays it right out…

    …over the long haul the more uninsured workers they create the greater the pressure and logic to have universal mandated health insurance.

    See? More people will be getting a “substantial subsidy” from the Central Bureaucracy and, therefore, will be dependent on the state for health insurance. They hope it leads to everyone dependent on the state.

    While this terrifies us, it is really just a wonderful new aspect of the ACA to the left. It is exactly what they wanted to happen. We really are two separate tribes, aren’t we?

  4. TN-Cat says:

    As the other tribe comes to realize the free health care they supported and voted for is not free, the second realization of the tax increase on the rich will ultimately be paid by them as well.

    Need I remind the other tribe that this decent in standard of living will not end until we are on par with the rest of the world? We have a long way to fall.

  5. rj says:

    So lemme get this straight, (we got to pass it so we can see what is in it)

    If you employ 50 or more persons at more than 30 hours a week you must provide health insurace coverage to said workers,(expensive because what type of coverage is mandated)
    If you fail to provide coverage which causes them to go into the govt group plans you have to pay the fine to offset them going into the govt plans.

    Additionally as an individual yau must have health insurance or pay a fine for not having insurance.

    On top of that you cannot be refused insurance due to pre existing conditions (at least not in govt pool insurance)

    So in the interest of saving the business money on insurance cost you either reduce employees below the magic 50 number or cut hours to under 30 or both options or simply do not provide insurance regardless of how many employees you have and then pay the fines per employee because it is cheaper than providing insurance.

    They really did not see this coming? Of coursr not because they are not businessmen.

    Of course the govt will amend the rules to force those who made the decision of going to under 30 hrs per employee to cover those under 30 hrs because in the end all they really want to do is force employers to submit to govt mandate regardless if it will run the business out of business

    Kinda like Uholes and Hostess

  6. R.D. Walker says:

    Even if you have more than 50 employees, you are not required to provide insurance or pay the fine on part time staff. That is why so many are being reduced to part time.

    When I was in college, I was lucky enough to have a part time job in which I could get all the hours I wanted. When classes were in session, I would work about 25 hours a week. During breaks, hell, I’d work 40 or more. Those days are over.

  7. rj says:

    so the 40 hour week has gone the way of the dinos? sounds like France

    Employee more part timers less full timers at least till they change the rules

  8. notamobster says:

    All intentional. Every lefty with a brain knew that single-payer healthcare was the goal from before this even began as a national story.

    What matters most is that their workers have the means to access the health insurance market.

    Very telling, this. The comment’s author knows full-well that a person working 30 hrs a week cannot afford health insurance. That’s not what matters. ‘What matters most is the means to access healthcare’. He or she doesn’t give a rat’s ass if you have the means to pay for it. Just to access it, because they know that the goal –


    – has always been single-payer, government-run, healthcare.

    Government control of healthcare isn’t about healthcare, it’s about control!

  9. R.D. Walker says:

    Adam Smith presaged the Democrats screwing up American health care 230 years ago. Contemplate this…

    “The man of system, on the contrary, is apt to be very wise in his own conceit; and is often so enamoured with the supposed beauty of his own ideal plan of government, that he cannot suffer the smallest deviation from any part of it. He goes on to establish it completely and in all its parts, without any regard either to the great interests, or to the strong prejudices which may oppose it. He seems to imagine that he can arrange the different members of a great society with as much ease as the hand arranges the different pieces upon a chess-board. He does not consider that the pieces upon the chess-board have no other principle of motion besides that which the hand impresses upon them; but that, in the great chess-board of human society, every single piece has a principle of motion of its own, altogether different from that which the legislature might choose to impress upon it. If those two principles coincide and act in the same direction, the game of human society will go on easily and harmoniously, and is very likely to be happy and successful. If they are opposite or different, the game will go on miserably, and the society must be at all times in the highest degree of disorder.’

  10. Greg B says:

    I stole that last bit Nota.
    Hope you don’t mind.