Local governments cut part-time hours to avoid Obamacare penalties

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“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#1 Jun 19, 2013
"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."
President Obama gestures as he talks about the Obamacare in San Jose, Calif., on June 13, 2013. Obama's health care law is called the Affordable Care...

President Obama gestures as he talks about the Obamacare in San Jose, Calif., on June 13, 2013. Obama's health care law is called the Affordable Care... View Enlarged Image

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."

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“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#2 Jun 19, 2013
Public sector retirees being moved to Obamacare

http://www.publicsectorinc.com/forum/2013/01/...
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#3 Jun 19, 2013
I am touch by the concern the Topix forum has for government employees.

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#4 Jul 23, 2013
They cannot kill a Spook

Detroit, MI

#5 Jul 23, 2013
All part of the plan to make the federal government the only source.for.medical care.

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#6 Jul 23, 2013
It would have been a lot less expensive to simply expand medicaid.
Wait what

Dublin, OH

#7 Jul 23, 2013
TonyD2 wrote:
It would have been a lot less expensive to simply expand medicaid.
Amen to that!

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