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Thursday, April 3, 2014

House Passes Bill To Change 30 Hour Work Week Rule For Obamacare

House Passes Save American Workers Act of 2014

Bill Lessens Burden of Health Care Law on Employers, Increases Take Home Pay for American Workers by $75 billion

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, PA-5, issued the following statement after the House voted to pass H.R. 2575, the Save American Workers Act. The legislation, which would help increase wages by repealing the 30-hour work week rule under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), passed the House by a vote of 248-179.

“Businesses across the country have stopped hiring and millions of Americans are beginning to see less take home pay as a result of the Affordable Care Act’s 30-hour work week requirement. Congress should be advancing policies that expand employment opportunities, rather than undercutting the ability of Americans to earn more and dissuading employers from expanding and bringing on new hires. The Save American Workers Act will lessen the burden being imposed on employers and help to increase wages so that Americans, especially those with limited means, can better provide for their families.”

Under the ACA’s "employer mandate," businesses with 50 or more full-time workers are required to offer health coverage to their employees or pay a tax penalty. In determining who is a full-time employee and counts toward the 50-employee threshold, the ACA defines a full-time employee as someone who works an average of at least 30 hours a week.

According to an analysis by the Hoover Institution, the 30-hour rule puts 2.6 million Americans earning less than $30,000 a year at risk of having their hours and their wages cut. Of that 2.6 million, 63 percent are women, nearly 90 percent do not have a college degree, and 60 percent are young Americans ages 19 to 34.

The Save American Workers Act repeals the 30-hour work week definition of “full-time employment” and restores the traditional definition of a 40-hour work week.

According to the Congressional Budget Office H.R. 2575 will increase cash wages for American workers by $75 billion.

Click the picture above to view Thompson’s full floor remarks.


Anonymous said...

Does this mean that COMMON SENSE is being restored to Washington? We can only dream......
Good for you Thompson! Hopefully this will make it through the Senate.

Anonymous said...

No this does not makes sense. This just changes a large amount of people who are full time to part time. This just makes it easier for employers to not offer insurance.

Anonymous said...

ACA? Its obama Care... It's his baby... Don't rename it because it's a failure .. If this thing would of been a hit OBAMA CARE would be its name.. So Call it what it is OBAMA CARE! BE PROUD TO CALL IT THIS!!! because most of us know it's not affordable at all..

Anonymous said...

you can also gain in wages by raising the minimum wage. why not do both in the same bill?

Anonymous said...

Way to go GT. So now my employer will give me less hours so he can get out of paying health insurance. Sounds like a win win for him and a bummer for me.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we should all do what obamma / biden said to do . The affordable care act makes it easier to stay home and collect government money! According to them now we don't have to work so much!

Anonymous said...

From Fox Business- 1 million will lose their insurance due to this bill

The actually CBO report saying this will increase the deficit. Meaning this action will cause the taxpayers to pick up the slack.

Anonymous said...


I hate to stop you when your on such a roll

but it was only named Obamacare by millionaires paid to confuse YOU

(which has worked so well apparently)

The same people that convinced you mouth breathers to send your kids to Iraq because of 9/11

The ones you should want to hang, but instead worship blindly.

Anonymous said...

This ACA has been a disaster from the beginning. All the changes, updates, whatever's is not going to make this program be okay in any way shape or form. It just needs gone. Period.