Hilarious! Those drooling idiots who push Obama’s liberal propaganda should feel the effects of liberal feel-good policies. Obama and his radical group of progressives want to push Americans away from the employer-paid health care system. How can they accomplish this? By making health care less affordable and by redefining what a full-time employees is.
Under ObamaCare law, anyone working over 30-hours is considered a full-time employee and if employers have over 50 employees they have to pay for their health care insurance. Most of us pointed out that employers would simply pay the fine instead of paying for health insurance. Now we are learning that companies will simply cut back the amount of hours to avoid ObamaCare law.
From The Hill:
Colleges and universities are reportedly cutting the hours their adjunct professors work in an effort to avoid the employer mandate in President Obama’s signature healthcare law.
The Wall Street Journalnoted the trend Friday, saying a handful of smaller schools in Ohio and Pennsylvania have begun to cap the number of courses adjunct professors can teach, so that they don’t end up working more than 30 hours per week.
The healthcare law requires employers to offer coverage to all employees who work more than 30 hours, or pay a penalty to the IRS.
Full-time use to be 40-hours a week but progressives changed the definition. They have a history of changing definitions.
One school that has cut adjunct professors’ hours — Community College of Allegheny County — would have had to spend about $6 million to offer coverage to adjunct faculty and support staff whose hours are now being limited, the Journal reported.
“I think it goes against the spirit of the [health-care] law,” one associate professor told the newspaper. “In education, we’re working for the public good, we are public employees at a public institution; we should be the first ones to uphold the law, to set the example.”
Spoken like a true liberal academic who has never owned or operated a business or had to write a check.
The trade publication Inside Higher Ed has also noted the trend, reportinglast month that the American Federation of Teachers is looking to the Obama administration for more guidance on the 30-hour requirement.
Translation: We want our waivers.