The House of Representatives voted 248 to 179 to redefine how the ACA defines full-time employees, raising it to 40 hours from 30 hours a week. The bill called the Save American Workers Act aims to make it less likely that businesses will cut employees’ hours in order to avoid having to subsidize their health insurance. The ACA requires that employers with 50 or more full-time employees offer employees health insurance; the employer mandate has been delayed until 2016 for companies with 100 or more employees and until 2015 for companies with 50-99 employees. The White House has said that President Obama would most likely veto the bill, but most healthcare providers and organizations, such as NAHC, support the bill.
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