Skip to comments.Local Governments Reeling Under ObamaCare Costs
Posted on 06/20/2013 3:34:01 AM PDT by tobyhill
When Regal Entertainment Group (RGC) in April blamed ObamaCare for the fact that it was cutting some of its workers' hours, backers of the law mounted a furious backlash against the theater chain, among other things filling its Facebook page with boycott threats.
"Greed and selfishness make me sick," one of them said. Darden Restaurants (DRI) felt this intense heat last year after suggesting it might shift to more part-time work to minimize the cost of the law's mandate that companies offer coverage to all their full-time workers. CEO Clarence Otis even blamed its lowered outlook for 2013 in part on "recent negative media coverage" over "how we might accommodate health care reform."
Yet while private companies are getting all this unwelcome and hostile attention, local governments across the country have been quietly doing exactly the same thing cutting part-time hours specifically so they can skirt ObamaCare's costly employer mandate, while complaining about the law in some of the harshest terms anyone has uttered in public.
The result is that part-time government workers many of them low-income face pay cuts that can top $3,000 a year, and yet will still be left without employer-provided benefits.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...
Its happening where I live. I also substitute teach in two districts. Received letters from both that no part time workers can exceed 3 days or 28 hours of work per week due to the need to contain costs. That magic number 28...thank you Mr Obama. Now I need to try and split my time. Have no idea what they are doing with long term sub positions.
can blame be laid on insurane companies?
FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE MEANS CHANGE TO SOMETHING OTHER THAN THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE. Damn everyone that voted for hussein the demon-child.
We have all the laws needed for a self-sufficient and sovereign nation