Skip to comments.Health-care law is tied to new caps on work hours for part-timers (WaPo)
Posted on 07/23/2013 9:30:51 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
For Kevin Pace, the presidents 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. . .
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Not much gets by those guys at the Compost, does it?
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.
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.
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.
“That goes for twenty-something young people who wont be able to save for a house because theyre 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.”
Gee, I wonder who Kevin voted for. (Actually, I don't). You got exactly what you voted for, Kevin.
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!
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.
Yeah, thanks for screwin’ us over once again, Boomers!
Wasn’t us who passed the legislation btw, you folks own this.
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.
HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW!!!!!! (after voting twice for me)
That’s what you get for voting for the pot head president. Choom gang member.
“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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
Your problem is believing that being ignorant or indoctrinated disqualifies someone from being a college professor.
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.
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.
They are finally able to add 2 and 2?
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.
Gee, no kidding.
Looks like the clue bird finally dropped a poop bomb onto the pointy little heads of the WaPo editorial staff.
If we are lucky, this bad experience will turn the whole younger generation against the Democrats for the rest of their long, expected lifetime.
You’re welcome. Perhaps I should have said “those genXers who voted for obama”. Then you could have said “boomers who voted for obama”.
Probably won't notice it, they are too busy debasing themselves in front of the black messiah Obama
The Republicans should pass a law that denies federal funds to any city or state government entity that cuts hours to avoid Obamacare.
Pace, 34, said. “. . . This isnt 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.
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?
Welcome to Starnesville.
Oh, I just won’t believe it.
Obamacare means free healthcare on demand, and I won’t believe anything else about it!
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.
Pardon, I just had to fix that.
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
Thank you. Not all of us voted for him, fwiw.
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.
He split the boomer vote in 08 but this last time? No it doesn’t appear to be the case, in 2012:
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.
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.
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.
“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.