Obamacare “Fix” Raises Serious Questions

This week the House will debate and vote on the Save American Workers Act of 2014 (H.R. 2575), which would repeal Obamacare’s 30-hour rule and replace it with a 40 hour rule.

There is absolutely no doubt Obamacare’s 30-hour work week threshold has harmed individuals as employers predictably cut back on hours.  In October 2011, The Heritage Foundation’s James Sherk predicted it would “price many unskilled workers out of full-time employment.  He continued:

The employer mandate will also encourage employers to replace full-time jobs with part-time positions. Obamacare does not penalize employers for not providing health benefits to part-time employees, so part-time positions will cost much less to fill than full-time positions.

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No April Fools Joke: Rep. Wasserman Schultz Can’t Think of Any Fixes to Obamacare

This is not an April Fools joke.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) 11% actually went on national television and said she can’t think of a bill that lawmakers could pass to fix Obamacare.  When asked about the problems with the law, she said there is “nothing glaring.”  Instead, she suggested that any law could have “tics.”

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One Democrat Representative’s Misplaced Trust in Obamacare

Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) 13% thinks that Republican lawmakers who oppose Obamacare oppose the law merely for political reasons.  He suggested Monday morning on MSNBC that Republicans “don’t want all Americans to have health care.”

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Poll: 53 Percent of Americans Oppose Obamacare

The latest Obamacare sign up deadline is today (kind of).  But singing up for an Obamacare plan on the federal exchange won’t be so easy.  The website is still full of glitches and showing error messages to users.

It comes as no surprise the law remains unpopular among most Americans.  A CBS News poll finds 53 percent of Americans disapprove of the law while only 41 percent approve of it.   An AP poll last week found only 26 percent of Americans support the law.  

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AP Poll: Obamacare Support Hits All-Time Low

More Americans than ever say they don’t like Obamacare:

Support for the health care reform law is at its lowest point since it was enacted four years ago, according to a new poll.

The Associated Press survey found that only 26 percent of Americans support the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature domestic achievement. Forty-three percent said they are opposed to the law. 

A recently released Kaiser Family Foundation poll indicated 38 percent of Americans still support the health care law, but that poll still showed greater disapproval than approval.

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