December 2013, by Ken Jacobs and Dave Graham-Squire
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The Affordable Care Act requires larger employers to provide health coverage to employees working 30 hours a week or more, or pay a penalty. The proposed " Forty Hours is Full Time Act” would raise the threshold to 40 hours a week. This brief finds that if passed the act would result in reductions in work hours for significant numbers of American workers, fewer workers obtaining job-based coverage, and an increase in the federal deficit of more than $140 billion over a ten-year budget window.