The House has passed the Save American Workers Act, H.R. 30. The bill would change the definition of “full-time” worker for purposes of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate from a 30 hour a week requirement to 40. The Save American Workers Act passed the House by a vote of 252 to 172.
Under the Affordable Care Act, employers with 50 or more employees full-time or full-time equivalent employees are required to offer health insurance to any employee who works at least 30 hours a week, or pay a penalty.
The bill now goes before the Senate where, even if it passes, President Obama has promised to veto.
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