House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorRyan seeks to avoid Boehner fate on omnibus GOPers fear trillion-dollar vote is inevitable Insiders dominate year of the outsider MORE (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 YoungTodd YoungDem groups invest big in Bayh in Ind. Senate race Indiana Senate race tightens as Republicans take on Bayh Senate rivals gear up for debates MORE (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.