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Personal affects of Obamacare

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by annsni, May 29, 2013.

  1. annsni

    annsni Administrator
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    Personal effects of Obamacare

    My 20 year old daughter just texted me. She goes to college locally and works part time at the large grocery store by me (union job) for about 20+ hours a week. She works in numerous positions there as does my 23 year old daughter. During the summer, the girls work more hours - my oldest had 42 hours last week but this week has to be less because of the union requirements that if she works full time, they have to pay for health insurance.

    So anyway, I get a text from my 20 year old that said that she's no longer allowed to work more than 30 hours a week thanks to Obamacare. She's already covered under our insurance but there's no getting around it. She now has to find a second job - when her job can give her plenty of hours and she knows the job well. It may be good for her because I told her to start working at a place that would be beneficial for her major (audiology) so that she starts getting experience. Unfortunately, this also affects my oldest who is looking for a teaching job but they are very hard to get right now and she was hoping to max out at Stop and Shop for now until she found something. It's absolutely ridiculous. 30 hours is full time?? In what universe???????

    At church, in order to save costs, we only have insurance for certain people who really need it. In most cases, wives are covered under their spouse or kids are covered under their parents - but we've had to cut the number of employees we have to under 50 just because of this whole thing. We've employed a number of teens during the summer in janitorial positions or other things where they can earn money for summer events - but now we can't do that anymore because it will push us over the 50 employees which would now put us under Obamacare.

    SO frustrating.
     
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  2. InTheLight

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    Yes, setting the "full time" definition of a job at 30 hours for Obamacare purposes will consign millions to have jobs where they can only work 30 hours.

    Another effect will be on small business hiring. If a company has more than 50 full time employees, it is no longer considered a small business and will need to provide mandatory health care insurance. This will cause many businesses to stop hiring once they reach 49 employees.

    Just more backdoor regulation of the free market by liberals.
     
  3. just-want-peace

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    See my sig line!!!!!!
    Unfortunately, the "SHOULD" part is pure fiction.
     
  4. annsni

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    ROTFL - I was just told that I was brainwashed and that the company that my girls work for is just being greedy and putting profits ahead of their employees.

    Yeah - YOU pay money for every full time employee just because the government feels they want it. They don't need insurance but you still have to pay a fee if they work 30 hours a week. :BangHead:

    Idiots.

    I'm NOT in a good mood tonight and that just ticked me off.
     
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    Well there is a no brainer. That is exactly what should happen.
     
  6. annsni

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    I told him I was so stupid and didn't realize corporations were supposed to give up all their profits for their employees. That is JUST why companies are started!!! ;)

    Oh - note that this guy moved out of our country and now lives in Indonesia with his diplomat wife. :thumbs:
     
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    Well....the neighboring county's school district just dumped a bunch of part-time employees in getting ready for this disaster.

    question: did they vote for this so that the only way out is a single-payer system?
     
  8. webdog

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    Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner!
     
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    Had every state in the union voted like Kentucky did, (Romney 62%, Obama 38%, eight electoral votes to Romney) we would not have this problem, would we?
     
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    You can bet that management is not going to cut their own benefits.
     
  11. annsni

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    Well, of course not because they work full time.

    But we just got a notice from the union notifying us that they will be cutting the benefits to part timers. You see, they offer health insurance and other benefits to part timers with a small cost but cannot do that anymore. They are not allowed because it must be full coverage and not lesser plans (which they offer a few grades of health insurance including even just prescription only - along with dental, vision and life insurance). So now those who hired on as part timers, knowing that they could get health benefits if they wished (some were only working for the benefits but didn't want to work full time so a part time job that they could use their earnings to pay for health insurance was perfect for them) no longer will have access to benefits. That means they either need to go full time (a separate job in the store) or else find another full time job with benefits.

    :BangHead:
     
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