Lobbyists push for ACA to redefine the full-time work week

Major lobbyists want to alter the Affordable Care Act's definition of what constitutes a full-time work week, reports The Hill. Groups believe that because the ACA requires employers to offer coverage to full-time employees, which, for now, means they work at least 30 hours a week, it sets a somewhat unrealistic standard. By docking on 10 more hours to the provision, the groups hope this will increase the number of full-time jobs, and thus will help extend healthcare coverage to more Americans. "This initiative will bring greater focus to the negative impact this law is having for workers and employers and hopefully move us closer to the bipartisan reform we need," International Franchise Association President Steve Caldeira in a statement, notes The Hill. Article