Provisions of Obamacare state that employees that work 30 hours a week or more will be automatically considered full-time and must be included in their company’s healthcare insurance program. Currently, the eligibility threshold for health insurance is a 40-hour work week, so adding those who work 30 hours a week will cost businesses exponentially more. The higher cost associated with this change is forcing many businesses, especially those in the food service industry, to consider limiting workers to less than 30 hours a week.
In essence, implementation of Obamacare will cut the weekly take home pay of millions of low-wage workers by forcing companies to cut their hours.
John Schnatter, CEO of Papa John’s Pizza announced he will likely be forced to cut back workers’ hours because of the cost to businesses of the federal government’s takeover of our healthcare system.