18 Pages To Define 'Full-Time' for Obamacare

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    One of the most-anticipated new federal regulations governing which companies will be required to provide health insurance under Obamacare has finally landed--with a thud.

    In the latest indication of how complicated putting the Affordable Care Act into action will be, the Department of Health and Human Services and Internal Revenue Service issued 18-pages of regulations just to describe what a "full-time employee" is. Of note, to the Feds a full-time employee works an average of just 30 hours a week, not the normally accepted 40 hours.The IRS rule is key because companies with more than 50 full-time employees must provide health insurance under Obamacare, or be fined. Business groups have been warning that small companies might try to replace full-time workers with part-time help to avoid being forced to offer health insurance in 2014, but the 30-hour full-time definition is likely to undermine those plans.

    The lengthy 18-page definition caught some in the business world by surprise. "It's scary," said Randy Johnson, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce senior vice president for labor, immigration, and employee benefits. "It's just a small example of two words under our healthcare law of 2,700-pages," he said, adding: "It says to me things are awfully complicated."

    Johnson noted the new Obamacare ruling to demonstrate how oppressive federal regulations have become on American business. At a press conference to discuss the costs of regulations and state of the economy, Johnson said that Obama has added 11,327 new pages of federal rules and regulations.

    Feds need 18 pages to define 'full-time' for Obamacare | WashingtonExaminer.com
     
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    I'd guess there was some serious attorney representation when writing this mess.

    When you have a bunch of lawyers writing a document, and when you have just one party doing a vast majority the input, you end up with a one bloated, political, sloppy beast.

    Hey, it's only our health care...

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    But there we have it. A full time worker is 30 hours. By that standard Obama is still part-time. :D
     
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    Jesus. I can see where this is going to be a nightmare for business.

    Guess the UE will remain at 8% or higher.

    Who in hell is gonna hire with these regs??

    I sure wouldn't.
     
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    BINGO! And that's just the start. I wonder how many pages it takes to explain and justify taxpayers paying for Fluke's fuck?
     
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    wow....11,327 pages of job-killing regulations added by Obama in just 4 years....

    no wonder the middle class is suffering....
     
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    I'm having Herman Cain flashbacks...

    It's too long! Who can read all those words?!:D
     
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    What kind of business do you own?
     
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    Yet you can't specifically name a single one.
     
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    This just means some people will lose their jobs so companies have less than 50 employees or companies will lay people off or put them part time, which will be less than 30 hours a week. If they want to survive the oppressive Obamacare rules, they will have to make tough decisions and that is bad for the workers. This is the biggest job killing bill ever written and shoved through.
     

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