Here's What Economists Are Saying About The Claim That Obamacare Is Causing More Jobs To Be Part Time

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Posted: Sep 25, 2013 10:21 AM

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The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, aims to get more Americans on health insurance. However, many economists agree that one of the direct impacts of this new legislation is more part-time jobs and reduced hours for workers. You see, under the employer mandate of Obamacare, businesses employing 50 or more workers will be forced to offer health insurance or pay a penalty of $2,000 per full-time worker (i.e., those working over 30 hours per week).