Policy Documents

The Part-Timing of America

July 28, 2013

In this editorial from the Chicago Tribune (july 28, 2013, section 1, pg. 22), the editors note the difficulty of implementing Obamacare as business seeks to minimize the costs imposed on businesses themselves.  They assert pithily:

The Affordable Care Act will give companies — and, surprisingly, their workers — a big incentive to embrace more part-time employment. That isn't necessarily a problem, except when it comes to paying the health-insurance bills for all those part-timers. Looks like that job will fall to you, taxpayers.