RUSH: “Target Corp. announced on Tuesday it would no longer offer healthcare coverage to its part-time employees. In a blog post on the company’s website, Jodee Kozlak, the executive vice president of human resources, framed it as a positive development for part-time employees of the company. ‘The Health Insurance Marketplaces provides new options for healthcare coverage that we believe our part-time members may prefer,’ she wrote. ‘In fact, by offering them insurance, we could actually disqualify many of them from being eligible for newly available subsidies that could reduce their overall health insurance expense.'”
So Target is coming along, and they’re just eliminating health insurance for part-timers on the basis that they’re doing something good for them. Now, I, on the other hand, folks, I’ve got an AP story here today that tells me that Target must be lying about this, because the AP story is all about how Obamacare will affect employers, and the AP story says several times that it will not cause anybody to have their hours cut or lose their jobs. There is an AP story today reporting that. Nobody will have their hours cut. Well, what about those who already have? And nobody will lose their health insurance or their jobs because of Obamacare.
Let me give you a for-instance from the article.
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