Obama’s 29-Hour Work Week: Colleges Cutting Professor Hours To Avoid Obamacare Mandate

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Behold the new normal under Obamacare:

Pennsylvania’s Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is slashing the hours of 400 adjunct instructors, support staff, and part-time instructors to dodge paying for Obamacare.

“It’s kind of a double whammy for us because we are facing a legal requirement [under the new law] to get health care and if the college is reducing our hours, we don’t have the money to pay for it,” said adjunct biology professor Adam Davis.

On Tuesday, CCAC employees were notified that Obamacare defines full-time employees as those working 30 hours or more per week and that on Dec. 31 temporary part-time employees will be cut back to 25 hours. The move will save an estimated $6 million.

The Obamacare insurance mandate for employers might as well be a tax on employees who work 30 hours or more per week. And, as usual, you get less of what you tax.

Obamacare is going to make America poorer while making insurance and health care more expensive and harder to get.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • Roy_Bean

    I think I remember someone predicting that this would happen.

  • yy4u2

    Nice. Now those that want to claw their way ahead will have to take yet another job away from someone that doesn’t want to work just so they can get their 40+ in. Unintended consequences like usual from the central planning group.

    • camsaure

      Yeah, but I have to wonder if it really was an “unintended” consequence.

  • VocalYokel

    I think this is a way for Barry-O and his merry band of miscreants to make more jobs.
    If the full-time work force were cut to say…20 hours a week, then another person could be hired for the same job at 20 hours a week, and voila’…more jobs!

    That is Obamath…soon to be in a school near you…the same schools that will be teaching that The Boston Tea Party was an act of terrorism.

  • Paul Overby

    All part of a goal to create universal health care in the long-term. If employers provide it great, if not, it creates a new class of disenfranchised, mad at “them” voters willing to vote for publicly health care for all. Win-Win for them.

  • Harold

    Don’t all college teachers support Obama and whatever he wants to do? I think they do, couldn’t happen to a nicer group in my mind.

  • Waski_the_Squirrel

    Some businesses and institutions will hide this by increasing costs. Others, like certain restaurants, will pass a a specific “Obamacare Surcharge” to their customers. Still others will reduce costs by sneaking through loopholes in the law. So, the question is: did Obamacare improve the freedom of Americans? (Hint: no.)

  • Angie Faut

    Great! So now the “new” jobs created by splitting up shifts will be counted as jobs created by the Obama administration… just wonderful.

  • The Revealer

    “Several years of cuts or largely flat funding from our government
    supporters have led to significant cost reductions by CCAC, leaving
    little room to trim the college’s budget further.”

  • toppr8

    What a joke the whole program is and ALWAYS will be. Really, a govt regulated program was going to be better than what we had…..sure, just like social securtiy, the former US Postal Service, and Amtrak! Way to go BO you shnookered many of the public into what they thought would be another great entitlement program. Great, just great!

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