More hours cut due to ObamaCare at government agencies and schools
Democrats made a game effort to pretend that ObamaCare wasnâ€™t cutting hours and killing jobs. There was a rash of malarkey-infused â€śacademic studiesâ€ť last year, purporting to â€śproveâ€ť there wouldnâ€™t be major losses to hours worked by employers seeking to evade the mandates.
Weâ€™re past all that now. Yesterdayâ€™s Democrat spin is dead and gone, a pile of dessicated lies weâ€™re supposed to forget they told. Reality crashes down upon us in waves, from blockbuster Congressional Budget Office estimates to news items about state agencies announcing that theyâ€™ll take â€śhard looksâ€ť at people who work more than 30 hours per weekâ€¦.
â€¦ to universities, such as the Colorado Mountain College, likewise announcing theyâ€™ll be holding part-time hours down to evade the crushing burden of the Affordable Care Act. From CampusReform.org:
Colorado Mountain College (CMC) is prohibiting adjunct professors from working over 30 hours per week to minimize the large financial impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The ACA, often-called Obamacare, requires that large employers offer insurance to all employees who work more than 30 hours a week â€” but CMC will just cut hours to avoid having to pay for the insurance.
CMC public information officer Debbie Crawford toldCampus Reform that the college relies heavily on adjunct instructors â€” it employs approximately 600 of them â€” because they give the school the flexibility to â€śchange with student needs each semester.â€ť
â€śWe are open enrollment, so that means students can enter at whatever level they need, so our student body changes greatly from semester to semester,â€ť Crawford said in an interview on Tuesday. â€śIt wouldnâ€™t be financially prudent to just add more full-time faculty without considering all of the expenses.â€ť
Campus Reform mentions that â€śthe practice of cutting employee hours to avoid buying them health insurance has angered unions and other advocacy groups.â€ť You can say that again. 300,000-strong labor union UNITE HERE just published a report on ObamaCare that says it will create even more inequality in the workforce by, among other things, giving employers incentives to cut hours below 30 per weekâ€¦ the very same phenomenon Democrats were decrying as a figment of Republican imaginations not long ago.