For several decades now employement law in Hawaii has mandated that employers provide health insurnace to employess who work over 20 hours / week.
The result? A lot of people work two or more part-time jobs (under 20 hrs/week) and have no health insurance. Been going on a long time
All they had to do was look at a real life case study ... right in Obama’s backyard.
California, New York, DC, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Illinois will also have similar laws soon (20 hours or more is full time).
Rest assure: if ZeroCare stands, the next thing yo know is that the threshhold will be reduced from 30hr/wk to 20hr/wk or some such. Companies will respond by cutting employees to 19hr/wk... and so it will continue.
Eventually, the Feds will say “all employees, any part time at all”. Then the businesses will lay off two part timers and reinstate full time only. The laid off workers will have to get unemployment, etc, and will get to try to find a new job with the curse of having been let go on their resume.
Don’t you love the government?