Dem Backs GOP ObamaCare Bill
Rep. Dan Lipinski (Ill.) on Monday became the first Democrat to co-sponsor Republican legislation to repeal the definition of “full-time employee” under ObamaCare.
A spokesman for Young said three other Democrats – Reps. Jim Matheson (Utah), Kurt Schrader (Ore.), and Collin Peterson (Minn.) – have also committed to co-sponsoring the bill, and that more Democrats are expected to get on board this week.
ObamaCare requires companies to offer healthcare plans to their workers when they have more than 50 full-time employees, and classifies anyone working 30 or more hours a week as full-time.
“Today I am happy to join with Rep. Young on his Save American Workers Act to make a bipartisan push to a floor vote on this commonsense issue,” Lipinski said. “This needed change to the ACA will protect part-time workers from losing work schedule flexibility and potentially losing 10 hours of wages a week.”
Lipinski last year proposed the Forty Hours Is Full Time Act, which aimed to accomplish the same thing. That bill only has nine co-sponsors, but six of those are Democrats.
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