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Businesses, Unions And Schools All Warn Of Cuts In Hours Due To ObamaCare

- August 14, 2013

 

 

 

 

 "Employers Around The Country Are Reducing Employee Hours Because They Can't Afford ObamaCare. "Employers around the country, from fast-food franchises to colleges, have told NBC News that they will be cutting workers' hours below 30 a week because they can't afford to offer the health insurance mandated by the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare." (Lisa Myers and Carroll Ann Mears, "Businesses Claim ObamaCare Has Forced Them To Cut Employee Hours," NBC News, 8/13/13)

  • Nearly All Of The Small Businesses That NBC News Reached Out To, Said That Because Of ObamaCare "They'd Be Cutting Back Hours For Some Employees." "NBC News spoke with almost 20 small businesses and other entities from Maine to California, and almost all said that because of the new law they'd be cutting back hours for some employees - an unintended consequence of the new law." (Lisa Myers and Carroll Ann Mears, "Businesses Claim ObamaCare Has Forced Them To Cut Employee Hours," NBC News , 8/13/13)

Subway Franchisee: "To Tell Somebody That You've Got To Decrease Their Hours Because Of A Law Passed In Washington Is Very Frustrating To Me." "'To tell somebody that you've got to decrease their hours because of a law passed in Washington is very frustrating to me,' said Loren Goodridge, who owns 21 Subway franchises, including a restaurant in Kennebunk. 'I know the impact I'm having on some of my employees.'" (Lisa Myers and Carroll Ann Mears, "Businesses Claim ObamaCare Has Forced Them To Cut Employee Hours," NBC News, 8/13/13)

Subway Employee Impacted By ObamaCare: It's "Horrible … I'm Barely Scraping By With Overtime." "Luke Perfect, who has worked at Goodridge's Kennebunk Subway for more than a decade, said it was 'horrible' to learn he was among the employees whose hours would be limited, and that it would be a financial hardship. 'I'm barely scraping by with overtime,' he said." (Lisa Myers and Carroll Ann Mears, "Businesses Claim ObamaCare Has Forced Them To Cut Employee Hours," NBC News, 8/13/13)

250 Part-Time Faculty At Florida's St. Petersburg College, "Have Had Their Hours Reduced For The Fall Terms. "At St. Petersburg College, a public university in Florida where most of the faculty is part-time, 250 have had their hours reduced for the fall term because the college said it can't afford to offer them health insurance." (Lisa Myers and Carroll Ann Mears, "Businesses Claim ObamaCare Has Forced Them To Cut Employee Hours," NBC News, 8/13/13)

  • ObamaCare's Mandates Would Cost St. Petersburg College An Extra $777,000 A Year. "St Petersburg's president, Dr. Bill Law, said providing health care for the 250 adjunct professors would cost more than $777,000 dollars a year. 'The cost associated with making a part-timer benefits-eligible really is not available to us as a public college,' said Law." (Lisa Myers and Carroll Ann Mears, "Businesses Claim ObamaCare Has Forced Them To Cut Employee Hours," NBC News , 8/13/13)
  • Part-Time Professor Who Is Having Her Hours Cut: "I Never Thought It [ObamaCare] Would Impact Me Directly." "Part-time math professor Tracey Sullivan said she will lose half her income because of the cuts. 'I never thought it would impact me directly,' said Sullivan. 'I was stunned when I got the email...I love teaching at St. Pete College but that is a significant cut.'" (Lisa Myers and Carroll Ann Mears, "Businesses Claim ObamaCare Has Forced Them To Cut Employee Hours," NBC News , 8/13/13)

Indiana's Fort Wayne Community Schools Have "Reduced Hours For 610 Of Its 4,050 Employees. "In Indiana's Fort Wayne Community Schools district, one of the state's largest, administrators reduced hours for 610 of its 4,050 employees, including substitute teachers and support staff, who were working 30 or more hours a week." (Yasmeen Abutaleb, "U.S. Schools Face Tough Decisions On ObamaCare Benefits," Reuters , 8/14/13)

  • ObamaCare Would Cost The School District 10 Million Annually. "Providing them with health insurance would have cost $10 million annually, said Krista Stockman, public information officer for Fort Wayne." (Yasmeen Abutaleb, "U.S. Schools Face Tough Decisions On ObamaCare Benefits," Reuters , 8/14/13)

UFCW President: Reduced Employee Hours To Comply With ObamaCare "IS Happening … Wait A Year. You'll See Tremendous Impact As Workers Have Their Hours Reduced." "'It IS happening,' insisted Joseph Hansen, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers union, which has 1.2 million members. 'Wait a year. You'll see tremendous impact as workers have their hours reduced and their incomes reduced. The facts are already starting to show up. Their statistics, I think, are a little behind the time.'" (Lisa Myers and Carroll Ann Mears, "Businesses Claim ObamaCare Has Forced Them To Cut Employee Hours," NBC News, 8/13/13)


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