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Health-care law is tied to new caps on work hours for part-timers (WaPo)
Washington Post ^ | July 23, 2013 | By Sandhya Somashekhar

Posted on 07/23/2013 9:30:51 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

For Kevin Pace, the president’s health-care law could have meant better health insurance. Instead, it produced a pay cut.

Like many of his colleagues, the adjunct music professor at Northern Virginia Community College had managed to assemble a hefty course load despite his official status as a part-time employee. But his employer, the state, slashed his hours this spring to avoid a Jan. 1 requirement that all full-time workers for large employers be offered health insurance. The law defines “full time” as 30 hours a week or more.

“We work so hard for so little pay,” he said. “You would think they would want to make an investment in society, pay the teachers back and give us health care.”

This month, the Obama administration delayed the employer insurance requirement until January 2015. But Virginia, like some other employers around the country that capped part-timers’ hours in anticipation of the initial deadline, has no plans to abandon its new 29-hour-a-week limit.

The impact on Pace and thousands of other workers in Virginia is an unintended consequence of the health law, which, as the most sweeping new social program in decades, is beginning to reshape aspects of American life. . .

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: 30hours; academia; bhohealthcare; democrats; layoffs; nvcc; obamacare; parttime
This isn't news here, but it may be news that the Post is reporting it.
1 posted on 07/23/2013 9:30:51 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Not much gets by those guys at the Compost, does it?


2 posted on 07/23/2013 9:32:17 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: sleepy_hollow; Mad Dawg; EDINVA; JPG; Hawthorn; Paisan; ConservativeOrBust; VA_Gentleman; ...

ping


3 posted on 07/23/2013 9:32:34 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
If Obama and gang somehow convince the Republicans to remove the 30 hour limit so that employers are forced to pay for insurance for part timers, there will be a switch to 60 hour weeks as standard. The extra overtime for one employee will be cheaper than insurance for two or three part timers. So people will either work 60+ hours or zero.
4 posted on 07/23/2013 9:35:20 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
“We work so hard for so little pay,” he said. “You would think they would want to make an investment in society, pay the teachers back and give us health care.”

I understand why this guy's hours were cut - two reasons. One, obamacare and the rising cost. Two, he's too ignorant or indoctrinated to see it, thus not real qualified as a professor.

Wake up people - particularly you lib lurkers out there. The fault isn't your employer. They have to look at the cost of providing healthcare under obamacare vs the cost of cutting hours and taking on more employees. Unlike the government, real world businesses actually have to balance the books. They can't spend more than they are bringing in. (well, not for long anyway - cash reserves and credit have limits) So when your hours are cut, or your existing healthcare coverage is reduced, and/or the costs go up while quality/availability goes down... Don't blame the medical industry, don't blame your employer. The fault lies 100% with your 'rat representatives and President.

5 posted on 07/23/2013 9:44:59 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ThunderSleeps

People voted for Obama and his healthcare hoping that other people and/or the government will pay for it. That goes for twenty-something young people who won’t be able to save for a house because they’re forced to buy health insurance.


6 posted on 07/23/2013 9:58:09 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Ciexyz

The genXers and those behind them thoght the health care would be free. Now they find out they’er premiums are going up or their getting their hours cut. Now they have to live with it.

I’ve always wondered if it came down to a liberal sharing an apple with a friend or with a black family, who would the liberal choose. And she knows nobody wil ever find out.


7 posted on 07/23/2013 10:21:32 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: Ciexyz

“That goes for twenty-something young people who won’t be able to save for a house because they’re forced to buy health insurance.”

The bitter irony, though, is how many of those 20-somethings (up to the age of 26) are going to buy insurance anyway when they can just stay on the “mom & pop” plan?

So much for the youngun pool for the idiot actuaries (if there really ever were any) that dreamed up Fobama “care.”


8 posted on 07/23/2013 10:23:09 PM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
We work so hard for so little pay,” he said. “You would think they would want to make an investment in society, pay the teachers back and give us health care.”

Gee, I wonder who Kevin voted for. (Actually, I don't). You got exactly what you voted for, Kevin.

9 posted on 07/23/2013 10:25:58 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Zeppo

This is exactly what Rush means when he says Liberalism seeks to spread misery instead of create wealth.

You will now have most Americans underemployed and owing more to the government than at any time in the past instead of fewer Americans working longer and harder to succeed and spawn spin-off businesses and new companies.

Socialists don’t care that their plans screw people because for the socialist, it’s all about rigging the economy in ways that keeps them in power. Anyone who can’t or won’t see that by now is terminally stupid and shouldn’t even have a right to vote!


10 posted on 07/23/2013 10:30:26 PM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: Ciexyz

Obamacare DEPENDS on the healthy young forced to buy insurance to defray costs for the sick & elderly. The college professor whining about his hours being cut most likely voted for Zero twice. Approval 41% and going lower.


11 posted on 07/23/2013 11:15:12 PM PDT by entropy12 (Even tho Obama is now a lame duck, with 2014 House majority, he will be a dangerously socialist!)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Yeah, thanks for screwin’ us over once again, Boomers!

Wasn’t us who passed the legislation btw, you folks own this.


12 posted on 07/24/2013 12:36:17 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge ("we are pilgrims in an unholy land")
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To: Ciexyz

Just from the sappy way this guy talks you can tell he voted for Obama. And now he has been screwed by Obama’s Obama-Care.

This guy is a State of Virginia government employee. He is getting screwed by another government. By the Federale Government. How many Federale drones, affirmative action hires and porn surfers will get their hours cut to fit into Obama-Care mandates?
The answer will be zero.


13 posted on 07/24/2013 12:44:16 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Obama sez--

HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW!!!!!!          (after voting twice for me)

14 posted on 07/24/2013 12:46:57 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

That’s what you get for voting for the pot head president. Choom gang member.


15 posted on 07/24/2013 12:48:27 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

“Fulltime” continues to be re-defined by Obammy as businesses lower their workers hours to avoid Obamacare in a limbo style dance. Soon Fulltime will be refefined as 20 hours a week at this rate.


16 posted on 07/24/2013 3:12:02 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: JCBreckenridge

Scuzi?

Wasn’t US who voted in the cretinous sob. It was hopey dopey generation whatever its called now along with other bottom feeders and trough dwellers.


17 posted on 07/24/2013 3:24:21 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

“Democratic volunteers found the entrance to their headquarters blocked by a massive pile of horse manure”
This gesture was emblematic of the oppressive road blocks to business prosperity. Try paying health care business plan cost escalations of 25% last year and 46% this year. And they are advertising and pushing this s*** with public money too.


18 posted on 07/24/2013 4:01:58 AM PDT by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not just selectively for Democrats.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
"Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that the country, which remains deeply divided about the law, is similarly split about the delay in the employer requirement."

When half the country thinks something is bad, it doesn't mean that the country is "deeply divided". It means that the thing is bad....really bad. Note that the examples the ComPost gave were government agencies cutting hours to avoid the law. It isn't the evil businesses doing this, it's the sainted governments.

19 posted on 07/24/2013 4:18:16 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
To quote from the Washington Post story in the OP..."For Kevin Pace, the president’s health-care law could have meant better health insurance. Instead, it produced a pay cut.

Like many of his colleagues, the adjunct music professor at Northern Virginia Community College..."

Class, to review, Northern Virginia Community College is where Dr. Jill Biden teaches and is the institution of choice for the DC media and The NEA to obtain opinions for all things post secondary academic.

20 posted on 07/24/2013 4:19:06 AM PDT by fatboy (This protestant will have no part in the ecumenical movement)
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To: ThunderSleeps
"he's too ignorant or indoctrinated to see it, thus not real qualified as a professor."

Your problem is believing that being ignorant or indoctrinated disqualifies someone from being a college professor.

21 posted on 07/24/2013 4:21:18 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
The impact on Pace and thousands of other workers in Virginia is an unintended consequence of the health law

Unintended rears its ugly head again. If Democrats pass a law and it backfires, it's always "unintended".

If Republicans pass a law and it backfires, it's evil.

Anybody with a lick of sense could have told you what would happen in the wake of Obamacare. So far, all the predictions have come to pass.

22 posted on 07/24/2013 5:21:48 AM PDT by randita
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To: Brad from Tennessee

You get fewer hours and you have to buy your own expensive health insurance by law.

They didn’t see this coming?

Of course they did.


23 posted on 07/24/2013 5:23:56 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Brad from Tennessee

They are finally able to add 2 and 2?


24 posted on 07/24/2013 5:32:54 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Adder

Yes, yes it was. More boomers voted for Obama than against him.

Boomers also voted to pass the monstrosity in the senate and the house. So they own the bill.


25 posted on 07/24/2013 6:06:15 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge ("we are pilgrims in an unholy land")
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Gee, no kidding.

Looks like the clue bird finally dropped a poop bomb onto the pointy little heads of the WaPo editorial staff.


26 posted on 07/24/2013 6:48:35 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: dennisw

If we are lucky, this bad experience will turn the whole younger generation against the Democrats for the rest of their long, expected lifetime.


27 posted on 07/24/2013 6:49:38 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: JCBreckenridge

You’re welcome. Perhaps I should have said “those genXers who voted for obama”. Then you could have said “boomers who voted for obama”.


28 posted on 07/24/2013 7:27:54 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: ScottinVA
Looks like the clue bird finally dropped a poop bomb onto the pointy little heads of the WaPo editorial staff.

Probably won't notice it, they are too busy debasing themselves in front of the black messiah Obama

29 posted on 07/24/2013 8:23:19 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The Republicans should pass a law that denies federal funds to any city or state government entity that cuts hours to avoid Obamacare.


30 posted on 07/24/2013 8:44:16 AM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Pace, 34, said. “. . . This isn’t right on any level.”

And he’s absolutely correct. But sadly enough, I bet dollars to doughnuts Pace was a major Obama supporter and overall “progressive”, and was also a big Obamacare supporter too, no doubt because, like his fellow “progressives”, he thought he’d be getting something for nothing. He probably cheered the passage of Obamacare without having a clue as to what it actually contained, but his “progressive” leaders told him it was wonderful so he knew all would be well. Pace and his ilk are crying in their designer beer right as the Obamacare disaster unfolds and they find out that “progressives” are no more immune from being screw by it than the rest of us peasants. Maybe they’ll wise up next time. Naaaaaaa.


31 posted on 07/24/2013 8:46:57 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: jsanders2001

not sure that they could get it thru the house, but yes that probably needs to happen, maybe take it even farther down to 10 hours. We do not need more part-time jobs and that would reverse some of the Social Engineering.

second thought, is the one of those rules that the IRS or HHS can change on a whim?


32 posted on 07/24/2013 8:47:24 AM PDT by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: Ciexyz

Welcome to Starnesville.


33 posted on 07/24/2013 9:07:45 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Hoodat

Oh, I just won’t believe it.

Obamacare means free healthcare on demand, and I won’t believe anything else about it!

/libthink


34 posted on 07/24/2013 9:09:38 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: fatboy
..."For Kevin Pace, the president’s health-care law could have meant better health insurance. . . .

Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong! There is NOTHING in this bill that could have brought about better health insurance. On the contrary, the purpose of the bill is to permanently destroy the entire insurance industry.

35 posted on 07/24/2013 9:11:47 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
The impact on Pace and thousands of other workers in Virginia is an unintended intended consequence of the health law, which, as the most sweeping new social program in decades, is beginning to reshape aspects of American life. . .

Pardon, I just had to fix that.

36 posted on 07/24/2013 9:21:11 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Bump


37 posted on 07/24/2013 9:57:04 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Brad from Tennessee

If you look closely this is gov’t employed weenie verses govt employed weenie. The Federale O-Care weenies have reduced the employment hours of this state of Virginia employed weenie by calling 32 hours a full time employee and subject to 0-Care. So his state university employed music teacher (professor) got his hours cut back


38 posted on 07/24/2013 10:11:39 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

39 posted on 07/24/2013 1:18:39 PM PDT by Phillyred
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To: VerySadAmerican

Thank you. Not all of us voted for him, fwiw.


40 posted on 07/24/2013 3:29:57 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge ("we are pilgrims in an unholy land")
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To: ThunderSleeps
I understand why this guy's hours were cut - two reasons. One, obamacare and the rising cost. Two, he's too ignorant or indoctrinated to see it, thus not real qualified as a professor.

Wake up people - particularly you lib lurkers out there. The fault isn't your employer. They have to look at the cost of providing healthcare under obamacare vs the cost of cutting hours and taking on more employees. Unlike the government, real world businesses actually have to balance the books. They can't spend more than they are bringing in. (well, not for long anyway - cash reserves and credit have limits) So when your hours are cut, or your existing healthcare coverage is reduced, and/or the costs go up while quality/availability goes down... Don't blame the medical industry, don't blame your employer. The fault lies 100% with your 'rat representatives and President.


Brilliant post! This guy is whining about an 'investment' in society to justify him getting more money/hours. It's really all about him and what he wants. Just as with all Obama-voters.

And they will be shocked when they see the consequences of their vote - for the young, the Obamacare premium will be sky high compared to what they could get medical insurance for before. And the coverage - it is lousy. They will pay out of pocket like they never have before.

I hope they enjoy their socialism. It's not that much fun when they are the ones paying.
41 posted on 07/24/2013 4:53:24 PM PDT by yorkiemom
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To: tbw2

Not likely, they’re the Affirmative-Action indoctrinated spawn of the boomer generation that has re-elected the same Democrats and Republicans for decades and is responsible for the idiocy that created ACA.


42 posted on 07/24/2013 5:02:30 PM PDT by wrencher
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To: JCBreckenridge

He split the boomer vote in 08 but this last time? No it doesn’t appear to be the case, in 2012:

http://www.nationaljournal.com/columns/political-connections/election-reinforces-divide-between-millennials-baby-boomers-20121108

Nor does it explain the rise of the power of the tea party which helped in 2010 to stop zero and his goulish minions from doing more damage.

Healthcare was passed without any republicans at all. It was Boomers who beseiged Congress during the deliberations to demand it not be passed only to be taunted by the likes of Nazi P and Reed. That it was upheld by idiotic reasoning in the scotus is a continual shame.

Either way, we are stuck with a monstrosity that will ruin the health care for me and thee in this country.


43 posted on 07/25/2013 4:00:41 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Adder

Blaming Generation X when it was passed in the Senate and the House by Boomers who should know better, is the height of hypocrisy. And again - 08 led to 12. Had boomers actually supported a conservative we would not have had Romney.


44 posted on 07/25/2013 8:51:59 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge ("we are pilgrims in an unholy land")
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To: JCBreckenridge

I agree.

Conservatives do not live in a vacuum. They have to appeal to masses like Reagan did. No one running had anywhere near that appeal so we ended up with Romney. Too many conservatives refused to vote for him by staying home...enough that he should have won even with the massive voter fraud in the key precincts in Pa and OH.

We should not be where we are but here we are.


45 posted on 07/25/2013 9:24:22 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Adder

“Too many conservatives refused to vote for him by staying home.”

Too many liberals voted for him throwing him the nomination. I’m sorry, when we have liberals choosing our nominees for us, we are never going to win.

We have an obligation as Conservatives to vote for the conservative nominee who has a chance to win. This did not happen. We had a conservative who actually defeated Romney and what happened here? Many folks here abandoned him. Thus, Romney.


46 posted on 07/25/2013 9:51:18 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge ("we are pilgrims in an unholy land")
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