One of the unforeseen effects of the Affordable Care Act is redefining
what full-time employment is. It once was a 40-hour workweek, but the
act now requires full medical benefits for 30 hours or more. For that
reason, many employers are only offering jobs to individuals who will
only work for less than 30 hours. This is further redefining work hours
for people who now have two jobs and frequently work more than 40 hours
between the two and have no healthcare benefits.
There is an important lesson that can be learned by examining the causes and effects of an overactive government in a free, capitalistic society. The free market and the populace will always react in ways that benefit themselves or at least allow themselves not to be severely harmed or injured.
We will soon find out which type of government that we truly have for now and in the future.