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09-28-2013, 05:50 PM
ObamaCare Employer Mandate: A List Of Cuts To Work Hours, Jobs
By Jed Graham
Posted 09/25/2013 04:50 PM ET

ObamaCare's impact on jobs is hotly debated by politicians and economists. Critics say the Affordable Care Act, with its employer mandate to provide health insurance, gives businesses an incentive to cut workers' hours. This year, report after report has rolled in about employers restricting work hours to fewer than 30 per week the point where the mandate kicks in. Data also point to a record low workweek in low-wage industries (http://news.investors.com/politics-obamacare/090613-670104-obamacare-spurs-shortest-low-wage-week-ever.htm).
In the interest of an informed debate, we've compiled a list of job actions with strong proof that ObamaCare's employer mandate is behind cuts to work hours or staffing levels. As of Sept. 25, our ObamaCare scorecard (http://news.investors.com/politics/obamacare.htm) included 313 employers. Here's our latest analysis (http://news.investors.com/092613-672563-obamacare-employer-list-of-job-hours-cuts-adjuncts-hit.htm), focusing on cuts to adjunct hours at nearly 200 college campuses. The ObamaCare list methodology is explained (http://news.investors.com/politics-obamacare/090413-669682-obamacare-employer-mandate-spurs-work-hours-job-cuts.htm) further in our initial coverage; click on the employer names in the list below for links to supporting records, mostly news accounts or official documents.
We'll continue to update the list, which we encourage you to share and download into a spreadsheet (http://www.investors.com/excel/ObamaCare_092513.xls) to sort and analyze. If you know of an employer that should be on the list and can provide supporting evidence, please contact IBD at jed.graham@investors.com.

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