Look, nobody is happy with Obamacare. Nobody. The people that say they are, are lying. Because the vast majority of “benefits” haven’t kicked in yet. The few that have are already out of money and are wreaking havoc in the business world. It’s so bad for some that Obama had to issue waivers to more than 1,000 companies just to postpone the law’s disastrous effects. It’s costing waaay more than anyone said it would (even the CBO has admitted it), and the taxes that were implemented years before the actual “benefits” in order to offset the cost of Obamacare so that a majority of lawmakers would vote for it, is crippling our economy. One aspect of the law, however, seems to be even worse for business than even many of the law’s detractors predicted: The 30-hour-a-week work maximum.
Dunkin’ Brands — the owner of Dunkin’ Donuts — is working to overturn a major provision of Obamacare.
The company, based in Canton, Ohio, is lobbying the White House to change its definition of full-time work from at least 30 hours a week to 40 or more per week, CEO Nigel Travis told the Financial Times.
The change would leave Dunkin’ and other companies with fewer workers to insure under President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law.
Under the Affordable Care Act, large employers must provide health coverage to all full-time workers and their dependents or face a penalty.
The Obamacare mandate applies to all companies with 50 or more full-time employees.
The penalty for not providing coverage is $2,000 per worker, The Financial Times reports.
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the nonpartisan policy group based in Washington, employers would end up paying an average of $4,664 for insurance for a single worker and $11,429 for a family.
Obamacare is terrible for everyone. CEOs, the middle class and the poor will all be worse off because of it.
So while I fully understand why there are congressmen who want the medical device tax repealed, christian companies who want the abortion pill mandate repealed and other companies (Dunkin’ Donuts, Denny’s, Papa John’s, and others) who want the 30-hour-a-week work maximum repealed, it just all seems so fractured. We need to all come to the conclusion that the entire law is horrible and needs to go. Not just parts of it. All of it.