House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Friday that the House will consider a Republican bill this March to eliminate incentives in ObamaCare that lead people to work just 30 hours a week.
The Affordable Care Act's definition of full-time as a 30-hour workweek is the top item in a letter Cantor wrote to House Republicans outlining the caucus’s near-term legislative agenda.
ObamaCare requires employers to offer health plans to workers if they have 50 or more full-time employees, and defines full-time as anyone working 30 or more hours a week.
Republicans argue that this incentivizes companies to limit employee hours to 29 or fewer to maintain a staff of fewer than 50 full-time workers.
Cantor said the House would consider a bill proposed by Rep. Todd Young (R-Ind.), The Save American Workers Act, that moved through the House Ways and Means Committee along partisan lines earlier this month.
The memo made no mention of the House taking up a GOP alternative to the healthcare law in the coming months. Cantor has been charged with putting together a Republican proposal that leaders have said will get a vote later this year.