re: #104 Kragar
Some state statutes prescribe the conditions under which they must provide health insurance for their employees. Generally, part time workers are not entitled to health insurance. The number of employers cutting back their employee’s hours is a sure sign that the Obamacare as written is too ponderous an expense for employers to bear, and they are exercising their statutory rights to curtail employee hours. Personally, I don’t like it. But look at the years before Obamacare. Were employers doing that under the previous system, and furthermore, were the healthcare costs this high then too?
When a statutory requirement becomes unbearable or unaffordable, your look at your alternatives - and sadly, one of the alternatives is to curtail employee hours. Like if your supplier raises his prices too high, you look for nother supplier. Given the unreasonable costs of providing health care to millions of uninsured persons, you can expect more employers to convert employees to part time, and then what. Doesn’t this make you just a little bit curious as to the efficacy of Obamacare as written now?
Lastly, many unions who pushed for Obamacare realize they’ve been screwed and are not turning on Obamacare.
Its not personal. Obamacare is a largely inefficient government run enterprise that is causing lots of unintended consequences that are not good for anyone. We need to come up with a system that works and does not force employers to convert their employees to part timers for one, and delivers reasonable heath care efficiently and cost effectively.