Changes To The Affordable Care Act

By: Todd Baucher Email
By: Todd Baucher Email

They tried to repeal it.

Now, the goal is to fix it.

Republican lawmakers in Congress hope to make changes to the Affordable Care Act.

One of those hoped-for changes is the number of hours required for employees to have mandatory health insurance.

There have been reports that employers have been holding workers down to 30 hours, to avoid having to pay for health benefits.

"During 2013, 97% of all new jobs created were part-time jobs," says Congressman David McKinley. "You can't build an economy on part-time jobs. If we get the work week back to 40 hours, that's going to be a good start."

McKinley adds creating jobs should be a priority of this year's Congress.

He says the nation can't cut or tax itself to prosperity.

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