Small businesses with fewer than 50 employees are generally understood by many to be exempt from some of the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. Specifically, these businesses are supposedly free from a requirement to provide medical benefits for their employees or face a federal penalty. But according to Rick Moran at The American Thinker, that's only part of the story. The law also figures full-time employment at 30 hours per week, Moran says, lower than what many small business owners and managers would consider full-time. He says the law's calculations that, for example, 20 part-time employees count as 10 full-time "equivalent employees" for the purposes of the benefits requirements make things even more complicated. The complications may make it much more likely that many small businesses will be taken by surprise when the insurance mandate does kick in.



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Written by TomAHickman
412 days ago

Obamacare inspires part time workers and that will be the death of our economy.



Written by lyceum
433 days ago

Part-time employees and small business owners shouldn't count on Obamacare. Obama's administration is robbing businesses, capitalists and entrepreneurs in order to redistribute wealth (read: stealing).

I hope that ad-hoc organizations like Americans For Free Choice in Medicine and Freedom and Individual Rights in Medicine will have the opportunity to spread better ideas, before it is to late...



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