Monday, March 8, 2010

Health bill to affect part-time workers

From the AP:
A Democratic aide says a new provision in the health care bill will require businesses to count part-time workers when calculating penalties for failing to provide coverage.

The bill originally passed by the Senate only penalized businesses for full-time workers who weren't covered...

The inclusion of part-time workers is part of a package of final changes that is nearing completion, according to the aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity because it's not been made public.

Democrats feared that businesses would avoid penalties by hiring more part-time workers. But business groups oppose the change as overly burdensome.
It goes without saying that this provision will completely decimate the part-time job market. The Dems are clearly putting themselves into an even deeper hole.

Good luck with that one, Mr. President. You're gonna need it.

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