Shocker: Thanks To Obamacare, Walmart Cutting Health Insurance For Part-Time Employees

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Obamacare was sold as legislation that would make health insurance, and health care, more affordable and easier to get. Unfortunately, the exact opposite is proving to be true, with health insurance and health care costs going through the roof.

And now employers, like Walmart, are looking at avoiding the law’s costly mandates by dropping health insurance for previously covered employees.

Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, plans to begin denying health insurance to newly hired employees who work fewer than 30 hours a week, according to a copy of the company’s policy obtained by The Huffington Post.

Under the policy, slated to take effect in January, Walmart also reserves the right to eliminate health care coverage for certain workers if their average workweek dips below 30 hours — something that happens with regularity and at the direction of company managers.

Walmart declined to disclose how many of its roughly 1.4 million U.S. workers are vulnerable to losing medical insurance under its new policy.

The left will blame Walmart for this, which will ignore that Obamacare was the impetus for Walmart’s decision. Supporters of Obamacare seem to believe that the law can impose costly new mandates, and that the employment/insurance/health care markets will just sit still for it. But markets are dynamic. New mandates are going to increase the cost of insurance and care. Higher costs for insurance and cares will lead employers to find ways to avoid those costs.

This was all very predictable. What’s a little scary is that this is probably exactly what Democrats wanted. Destroy private health insurance so that that, in response, the government can implement yet another “fix” that will move us closer to nationalized health care.

Obamacare was never really anything more than a stepping stone.

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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  • kevindf

    It was government that caused health care to be associated with employment, in the first place.

    • RCND

      Of course. It started as a benefit offered to attract and retain GOOD employees, and now it is an expectation for all.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ed-Scott/100002103340101 Ed Scott

        Even if they are not a good employee!

  • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

    But, Obama told us if we like our doctor, we can keep him and if we like our insurance we can keep it under Obamacare. The Bamboozler-in-Chief wouldn’t lie to us, would he?

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

      I think we need to start looking at Obamacare not as policy liberals think will actually work, but as a landmine liberals have put in place for private health insurance/health care that will destroy both and clear the way for nationalized health care.

      • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

        That certainly seems to be the end game, make the current system so unworkable that people clamor for the government to step in and “save” them.

      • Tim Heise

        Agreed. They are not stupid. We are being played.

      • two_amber_lamps

        Destroy the current healthcare system, destroy the currency… this IS the fundamental change he promised in 2008, just none of the useful idiots stopped to ask him what he meant exactly by change….

      • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

        Shocker, Rob buys into conspiracy theories. Whodathunkit?

        • two_amber_lamps

          Shocker, Tranny drinks his own bathwater…. whodathunkit?

    • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

      Why can’t you keep your doctor or your insurance? Is Wal-Mart cutting you off, or are you lying again?

      • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

        Poor Hanni Boo Boo! It must be terrible to be you and not understand anything about anything at all! If one’s insurance company goes out of business or one’s employer drops insurance coverage because of the costs of Obamacare, you cannot keep that insurance. If one’s doctor stops practicing because of burdensome new regulations and reduced payments for services because of Obamacare, one cannot keep that doctor. Both situations are the near certain outcomes of implementing Obamacare.

        If one wants to see lying, one need only start with the Bamboozler-in-Chief. Your Wal-Mart Derangement Syndrome is in evidence again, Tiny Sociopath!

        Mahalo for the view from your colon once again!

        • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

          So you were lying. Got it.

          What insurance company has gone out of business? Oh, none….so then your statement…was a lie. You were just posing a theory, but too cowardly to admit it. Got it.

          I bet there will be lots of doctors who walk away from all those years of education…..so they can do, well, something else. /sarc

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            Tiny Sociopath, I grow tired of constantly reminding you that just because you don’t understand something, it doesn’t make it a lie.

            Now go toddle off before someone discovers how your damp, yellow stained “boardies” got that way!

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            So you aren’t losing your doctor, lie number one. You can’t come up with an insurance company that is going out of business because of Obamacare; lie number two. If your employer cuts you off, that’s the employers fault…not Obamacare’s; lie number three.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            Read this again. I’ll type a little slower this time: Tiny Sociopath, I grow tired of constantly reminding you that just because you don’t understand something, it doesn’t make it a lie.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            You said you didn’t get to keep your doctor, now you are admitting you get to keep your doctor. So you lied. Then you said insurance companies are going out of business, because of Obamacare, causing people to lose their insurance, that was a lie too.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            “You said you didn’t get to keep your doctor”

            No cigar, Hanni Boo Boo! If you think I said that, just quote me and link to it. Or you can just run away like a scalded dog. You’re pretty good at that!

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            You squirm like a snake in the grass, but all of that wriggling doesn’t get you out of what you said. You know it and I know it.

            But let’s add “we” to the long, long, long list of words that you fail to understand their definition.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            Thanks for “admitting” that you can’t find the quote because I never said it, Hanni Boo Boo. You just made it up like you do most things.

            You make up your “wife”, too? Is that why you deleted the reference in that comment you made, after I had quoted you? You really are a pathetic loser, Heinie Boo Bo.

            Toddle off now, and maybe no one will notice how your damp, yellow stained “boardies” got that way?

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            No matter how many times you go back on your own words, at least you admit you can keep your own doctor under Obamacare, and that Obama was not lying, you were.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            There’s no need for me to go back on my words, Hanni Boo Boo. Just because you don’t (and probably can’t) understand them, doesn’t mean they were wrong, or as you consistently bleat, “a lie”.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Whatever! It’s just good to see you clear up the fact that you get to keep your doctor under Obamacare, as well as your insurance, when you previously indicated otherwise. Thanks for agreeing with me.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            Thanks for clearing up, (unlike your pimply face), the fact that you still cannot read or comprehend English at so much as a second grade level. Back to the Kiddie pool, Tiny Kahuna!

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            LOL. You lie so much you aren’t sure which lie you want to stick with. But, glad that you agree we get to keep our doctor and healthcare plan under Obamacare.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            Don’t have to stick with any “lie”, Hanni Boo Boo. Just have to keep pointing out that you don’t know your arse from a hole in the ground. Which makes it all the more peculiar, why you should stick your head there!

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Running like a scalded dog, Poofy?

            Prediction: Poofy will not comment on his lie that he said he doesn’t get to keep his doctor, but will only respond about words that he claims as his own.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            That would be you, Illiterate Sociopath. Which part of “Obama told us if we like our doctor, we can keep him” didn’t you understand?

            You need to work on the whole idea of what I have “admitted”, when you cannot comprehend the English words I use in the first place.

            “will only respond about words that he claims as his own”

            Well, Duh! Why should I defend that which I did not say? As soon as you get out of diapers into some big boys’ Underoos, give us a shout and maybe then you can discuss things more like an adult?

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            PROOFoundly_dishonest, you know that you were implying Obama was lying, that’s why you referred to him as “The Bamboozler In Chief”. If you are going to retract your statement and admit we get to keep our doctor, just say so.

            Also, you know the words you would claim as your own were in reference to you running like a scalded dog, because you lied and implied.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            Hanni: We see from your incessant babbling that a) you haven’t a clue to whom I was referring by the plural pronoun “we” in my original statement, and b) you are infatuated with my use of the term “run like a scalded dog” since this is the second time you’ve echoed it in the last 24 hours.

            We duly note both the paucity of your original thought and the paucity of your thought, period.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Well, I’m glad you admit you were lying when you said Obamacare won’t let them keep their doctor, because both you and I know that you can.

            In regards to your other distractions and lies……..yawn.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            Hanni Boo Boo, you never have figured out what the word “admit” means, because every time you say I “admit” something, it’s something I haven’t. Is it the fantasy world you live in Heinie Boo Boo, or just your complete and total illiteracy that makes you say such stupid things?

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Thanks for agreeing with me that with Obamacare you get to keep your doctor, Proofoundly_dishonest. Because your previous statement sure stated the opposite. It’s a good thing you are admitting it was written poorly so that you don’t have to admit you lied.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            You really need to do something about your abysmal reading sills, Hanni Boo Boo. Second grade, perhaps? You need to learn what my comment means in English before you start your wild misinterpretations, Tiny Sociopath. I didn’t agree with you, unless you were admitting that you were a world class arsehole, lowlife, lying POS troll. On that I could agree with you.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            You need to learn what my comment mean in English before you start your wild misinterpretations,

            Once you learn to put together a coherent sentence maybe you can explain how Obama care allows us to keep our doctor and our insurance, since you stated that it does in a previous comment, even though in an earlier comment you lied and said you couldn’t?

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            Hanni Boo Boo, most of your confusion could be alleviated by your simply completing second grade English. Or are you just lying through your fecal stained teeth, for the sport of it?

            Maybe you could have your “wife” help you with the big words you cannot comprehend, like “as”, or “if”, or “or”, if he has the time?

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            You need to learn what my comment mean in English before you start your wild misinterpretations,

            Did you think this sentence was written properly, Proofoundly_dishonest? Or are you going to lie about that too? Lie in the same way you lied when you pretended that you claimed you get to keep your doctor under Obamacare, and your insurance for that matter.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            Congratulations, Hanni Boo Boo! You found a typo I corrected moments after I posted the comment. Give yourself a cookie!

            How many does that make? Nine or ten of mine you’ve caught over the last five or six years? How about the dumbsh*t who makes three in a single sentence? On multiple occasions:

            “Well, in (sic) all due respect,
            that’s because your (sic) stupid, Whislter. (sic) ”

            Your placement, or lack there of, (sic)
            of comma’s (sic) reveal (sic) your lack of education -Hanni

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            That’s like the fourteenth or fifteenth time you said I caught your 11th typo, right Poofy?

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            Your innumeracy is duly noted as well, Tiny Bumpkin.

            “you said I caught your 11th typo”

            Your accuracy rate remains intact, Tiny Boo Boo! And in typical trollish fashion, you attribute a quote to me that I did not say. Did the little voices inside your head add nine to ten together and come up with eleven??

            Don’t you ever get tired of being wrong, Hanni Boo Boo? *Sigh*

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            You can’t seem to grasp anything you read, or any picture you observe. Clearly you aren’t up to the task of “duly noting” anything. LOL.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            Your projection, is once again, duly noted. Now please stop clogging my inbox with your idiotic and meaningless blather.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            So were you lying when you claimed under Obamacare we get to keep our doctor, or were you lying when you carried the message that we don’t get to keep our doctor, or insurance? Which lie are you going with, Poofy?

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            I’m going with the “Hanni Boo Boo is too friggin’ stupid to understand simple English, so I wish he would stop clogging my inbox with his idiotic and meaningless blather” for two hundred, Alex.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ed-Scott/100002103340101 Ed Scott

        I have already lost my Doctor because she says she will no longer accept the reduced payments Medicare pays her due to the $716,000,000,000 that obama stole from Medicare to help finance your obamacare. Actually, I have lost two Doctors in the past year for that reason, reduced payments. Is that too difficult for you to understand, Hanny?

        • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

          So your socialized health care is making way for the free market? Isn’t that what The Nutterville Gazette was hoping for, eliminating more socialized programs?

      • $16179444

        LOL – YOU voted for this asshat, reap what you sow.

        • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

          LOL, my health coverage increased, and my life insurance doubled.

          LOL.

          • two_amber_lamps

            You must have finally signed up for WIC and Medic-Aid? How’s that EBT thing working for you? Do they take it at the laundro-mat where you wash your p!%$ stained board shorts?

          • $16179444

            as did you rates and the inability to USE that coverage haole

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            I stay one bradda, Haole boy. But thanks for caring.

    • two_amber_lamps

      Bamster? Lie?? Never! You must be some kind of racist for even implying such!

      • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

        Obama is to lies what McDonald’s is to fries: Millions and millions served.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ed-Scott/100002103340101 Ed Scott

          Ah, that is a good one. Thanks!

        • two_amber_lamps

          “Billions and Billions served.”

          Fixed that for ya!

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            Sorry! I didn’t think Barry was that ambitious!

          • two_amber_lamps

            You can’t single-handedly sink the the greatest nation in human history without big ambitions! Bamster…. the socialist Capt. Ahab of the good ship USS America!

            Glug, glug, glug……

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            Ahab or Queeg?

          • two_amber_lamps

            I thought we saved the title of “old yellowstain” for Wee Wee Willy… but it is oh so fitting for our illustrious POTUS!

        • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

          Poofy, did Walmart cut you off your health insurance?

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            LameAssitized: My insurance is through my company, the same one which provided me with a company car, as a part of my compensation package, which you irrationally said I “couldn’t afford”. Which, I guess, begs the question, can you “afford” what your employer pays you? (All the fries that hit the floor and all the leftover oil from the fryer.)

            You asked earlier if I’d lost my doctor, in fact, I’m picking up a new specialist this week. A sports medicine guy. He’s thinking maybe I might have hurt myself running so many circles around what passes for your “logic”.

            He said you could go to Dr. Scholl’s to get relief from all those conclusions you jump to. He had no suggestions at all for the hemorrhoid around your neck, though.

            Mahalo, once again, for the view from your colon.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            So you lied when you said you couldn’t keep your doctor. Got it. Good to know Walmart is keeping your insurance the same as it was last time. Oh, when you get fired, will your employer take your car back? I thought so.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            You do live in your own little fantasy world, don’t you Tiny Gerbil?

            “when you get fired, will your employer take your car back?

            A) It is highly unlikely that I will be fired, since, unlike you, I am a valuable part of the organization.

            B) No. If I were fired or quit or retired, the company would not “take my car back”, because it is my car. To paraphrase the beach music that was popular about the time you were conceived here in California, “I got the pink slip, Daddy.”

            Before your ADD set in, I explained to you that I decided not to drive a company car any longer, because I wanted to drive something other than what the fleet provided. So, I went out and purchased one on my own, after which, you began bleating about how I had to choose my car from some imaginary “list” that only the little voices in your head knew existed. My purchasing decision was influenced only by my wants, needs, and desires. I suppose, in what passes for your mind, I can’t “afford” this one, either! Heh.

            And before you, in your infantile mind and semi-literate ability to read, accuse me of misleading you, note that the word I used, “provided”, is in the past tense. My current compensation allows a generous car allowance, that would more than cover my payment, if I still had one, plus a mileage reimbursement. Does the Burger Barn do that for you? I thought not.

            And do something about that Wal-Mart fixation of yours. Maybe spend a little less time begging for pennies in front of one?

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Still not willing to admit you lied when you said you can’t keep your doctor anymore, eh Poofy? And now you are struggling with your company providing you a car, or not. Let’s put the word “providing” down in the long, long, long list of words that you don’t understand their definition.

            Giving you a car allowance is not “providing you with a car”, poofy, any more than how your employer provides you food.

            And although you find it amusing to mock poor people who work in the fast food industry, it just further proves what an insecure and dishonest moron you are, knowing I am in high tech, something you are unable to understand completely. My company provides car allowance, which is not “providing me with a car”, just a lump some I can apply to a payment, or pocket as income, for paying cash for my car.

            You are just dumb all over. Heh.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            I don’t have time to take you through the entire second grade grammar, Dumbassitized. They provided me (past tense) with a company car you said I couldn’t “afford”, even though it was part of my compensation. I did not say they were “providing” me with a car (present tense), I said I then purchased a car, which you then proceeded to argue with me about whether or not I had selected it from some list. (I hadn’t.).

            Has anyone ever told you you argue about the stupidest stuff, Wankertized?

            I cannot help it if you are so mind numbingly stupid so as to not know the difference between past and present tense. Or the meaning of “as”, or “of”, or “or” (or “camp”).

            And again, although even the most clueless dolt should have been able to grasp it by now, one more time for the Tiny Tiki Troll:

            Just because you don’t understand something, it doesn’t make it a lie.

            I’d ask you to go back and re-read my original comments, but your ignorance has proven to be impenetrable. Now toddle off and go play with yourself and let the adults talk.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            If your company provided you with a car, then you didn’t buy one on your own or pick it. Or is the word “buy” yet another word you fail to understand? I mean, there’s no doubt that you got caught in what’s an embarrassment to you, so now you are lying to cover your tracks, much like you did about Sandra Fluke, where you claimed there was no evidence of you attacking her, until I posted the link to your post “Occupy My Vagina”. But it’s not as though you had any credibility from the start.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            You have no concept of linear time, do you Addlebraineditized? My company provided me with a car, and then (note the passage of time) I decided to buy my own. Which part of anything more complicated than breathing through your mouth don’t you understand?

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Sure, sure……just like you claim you said Obama care will allow you to keep your doctor, even though the complete context was meant to state that you weren’t allowed to keep your doctor.

            THERE IS NO LIE YOU WILL NOT TELL.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            What you claim that I “claim”, Hanny Boo Boo, does not match reality. But then, in one thread you claim to have a wife and then you go back and edit the comment out. Are you ashamed of her? Him??? It???

            I was going to congratulate you on being that much closer to your spouse finding out what a lowlife POS you are, and taking half your stuff! But you run like a scalded dog even from things you say about yourself! Too funny, Heinie Boo Boo!

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            There is no weaseling out on your lie that Obamacare doesn’t allow you to keep your doctor. But now that we know Obama was being honest when he said it, it just makes your previous comment all the more stupid.

            How is my little stalker doing tonight? All alone and boring yourself to tears, are you?

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            Do you neglect your poor wife every night to beat off on the Internet, Tranni, or were you lying about that, too?

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Thanks for admitting Obama was honest when he said we get to keep our doctor and our insurance. Too bad your previous statement was so poorly written that it stated you could not. Glad you cleared that up.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            Thanks for “admitting” your illiteracy and obstinate refusal to educate yourself on simple English words. BTW, is it true that your pet name for your wife is “Best of Show”?

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Hey, after claiming that Sandra Fluke wanted you to “Occupy Her Vagina, why not attack more women, that’s what misogynists do.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            Delusional troll, just because you dream of men occupying Uranus, doesn’t mean I “claimed” anything similar about Sandra Fluke.

            Thanks for admitting that you have no argument, fewer morals and a room temperature IQ, Hanni Boo Boo.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            When you posted the lie about Fluke on your thread “Occupy My Vagina” how did you determine your participation, or lack thereof?

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            Quite simple, Simpleton. I didn’t post a “lie”. I posted a photo that purported to be from an “Occupy” demonstration. I posted it as an oddity, much like your Mom must have done with your baby pictures.

            When I discovered that it was a Photoshop hoax, rather than an actual photograph, I made the correction immediately. You have trouble with the definition of “lie”. It would be a lie, for example, if I said you were not a tiny, mind numbingly stupid, narcissistic, lowlife POS scumbag troll.

            Now tell us about the tiny narcissistic dweeb, who can walk under closed doors without ducking his head, who, after four years, still cannot admit he make a mistake in saying that “camp” is short for “campaign”.

            Oh, and congratulations on finally figuring out that “thereof” is all one word. Give yourself a cookie!

          • LenYol

            Just like there is no record of hanni owning a house, there is no record of a marriage license for wee willie bonilla. No one wants him, no one likes him. His addiction to SAB is the only life he has. Everyone just laughs at him.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            Maybe his “wife” has the house in her (his?) name? That will speed things up during his upcoming divorce. Makes more sense, too, than Hanni buying a house with what he earns making fries down at the Burger Barn.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Poofy, when you mock people who work in the fast food industry, does it make your small penis grow?

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            Please stop the homoerotic fantasies you have about me, Hanni. It’s creepy!

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            You didn’t say you bought your own car, when you were talking about your current insurance. You said your company “provided” you a car, which means you didn’t buy it. So you lied about that as well. But that’s ok, that’s how socialism works…….did you know you live in the city that has the largest poverty rate in California?

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            I’m going with the “Hanni Boo Boo is too friggin’ stupid to understand simple English, so I wish he would stop clogging my inbox with his idiotic and meaningless blather” for two hundred, Alex.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            So, Poofy, you lied when you said you don’t get to keep your doctor?

  • $16179444

    Ok Hanni, please regale us all how awesome this is!

  • whowon

    Hospitals are expected to cut some 93,000 jobs in 2013 in anticipation of ObamaCare. A former presidential candidate and conservative advocate says America needs to prepare for major changes in the medical industry.

  • Harold

    I’m not a fan of Wal Mart and their practices but I think Wal Mart is a harbinger of things to come for working people who are employed by these big chains.

  • two_amber_lamps

    “This was all very predictable. What’s a little scary is that this is
    probably exactly what Democrats wanted. Destroy private health
    insurance so that that, in response, the government can implement yet
    another “fix” that will move us closer to nationalized health care.”

    BINGO!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dwayne.wolski Dwayne Wolski

    Who would have thought this was possible? Oh, yeah….people who have brains and use them to think things through logically. Ya know, conservatives.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ed-Scott/100002103340101 Ed Scott

    Obama lies! People Die!

  • KennyB

    Anyone who has fallen for this “free” insurance is an idiot. But then again, even an idiot can get that, adding 30 million uninsured, adding most if not all illegal persons, adding those with pre-existing conditions, adding free health checkups…….. will not total less for those who are paying. Add+add+add+add=MORE. Those in DC know exactly what they’re doing and if the rest of this country don’t figure that out soon, we won’t have much of a country left. Our government produces nothing. All of it’s income comes from us, the tax payers. So when you hear the word “free”…. remember….. if it’s free for one, there is someone else, not the government, paying for it. What people need to do inplace of setting on their behinds and looking at the government for a “free” handout, is to get a job and pay your own way. Because not only are we having to pay your way, we have to pay all those government employees to pay your way for you.

  • Davo

    No. Thanks to *Wal-Mart*, Wal-Mart is cutting health insurance for part-time employees.

  • lokiswife

    After January 1, 2013 when all the new taxes and fees hit, there will be a lot more companies who will use the “less than 30 hour” loophole and cut employees back to 29 hours to avoid paying for the employees’ insurance. Another hit on hardworking people who are already having a hard time hanging on….and more people who will just give up working and settle for checks from the government.

  • mickey_moussaoui

    Part time is the new full time thanks to obama. Either way he’ll consider that an improvement in the job stats. And best of all you still have to buy HIS health plan.

  • countryintrouble

    This isn’t just the restaurant companies cutting hours. I work for one of the leading movie theatre companies in the country ( Crown as their logo) and they already last year made full time employees go down to part time status. And now talks are underway and they are going to cut all part time employees down to 25 hours. I agree with a post on one site that said people need to start boycotting these companies that are cutting employee hours. These reduction in hours lead to health issues with food being served (if server is sick and cant take off work), customer service in all aspects going down. Basically you won’t be getting the service you pay for anymore. THIS NEEDS TO STOP!!! You think the country is in bad shape now wait till another year goes by and you see where we are at with unemployement, people’s hours cut , etc…

  • Lindsey Ann Lewis

    Of course it’s a stepping stone. Of course this will lead to nationalized health care. That’s the idea. It’s a good one. The sooner, the better.

    • JoeMN

      So OCare was purposefully written to inflict maximum economic hardship, suffering, and to clear the playing field of competition ?
      Hardly a ringing endorsement for nationalized health care.

      Yet so typical of the destructive nature of liberalism.

      • JoeMN

        BTW
        I just realized this thread is four months old.
        Which incidentally coincides with the timeliness and dependability of nationalized health care.

  • Fernando Macias

    Wal-Mart in the Denver Metro Area is cutting employee hours from 40 hours a week to 15 hours a week .. My mother who is employed by the Largest Wal-Mart in Lakewood,CO is dependent on 40hrs had her hours cut from 40 to 15. she stated that the cause is because Wal-Mart will have to pay for OBAMA CARE. How is she going to live. That is less then part time. May employees had filed a comment to the Labor Board. But I don’t know if that is going help. I am the biggest and greatest supporter of OBAMA CARE and this is going to not help but hurt my mother because Big Corporations is using this to manipulate the system. How is my mother now going to live.. How is she going to have to pay for her diabetic supplies?

    Very respectfully

    Fernando Macias

  • LastBestHope

    If you like ObamaCare, thank a Democrat. This law passed in Congress without a single GOP vote.

    Not one vote

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