Horrors of the 30-Hour Work Week

Jan 18, 2017 by AFP

In its 6 years of implementation, Obamacare has been one of the most harmful laws to Americans in all facets of life. Many of us have heard the horror stories of canceled plans and soaring premiums but Obamacare burdensome regulations have had many other harmful impacts.

Take for example the rule requiring all companies with over 50 employees to provide health insurance to employees working over 30 hours a week.  This regulation was intended to make sure employers provided healthcare for all “full time” workers.

The law of unintended consequences remains always present however as many employers simply couldn’t afford to provide coverage for all these employers. What has been the result then? Employers have been cutting the hours of many of these workers to under 30 hours.

Take for example the University of Wisconsin. Due to this rule all students are limited to only 25 hours a week of work, preventing many students the opportunity they needed to fund their education.

There are thousands of stories like these across the country with the very requirement hurting those it’s been intended to help.

For many workers across the country. The repeal of Obamacare can’t come soon enough.

The absurd 30-hour work week regulation is just one of many reasons why repealing Obamacare should be one of the top priorities for Congress in 2017. Find out more in our new Legislative Roadmap.