House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says Republicans will seek to change the law's definition of full-time workers to those logging more than 40 hours a week. Meanwhile, Sen. Chuck Grassley criticizes the administration's response to questions about whether insurers must accept third-party payments to cover an enrollee's premiums.
The Fiscal Times: Obamacare's 30-Hour Workweek Challenged By GOP
Under Obamacare's employer mandate, companies with 50 or more "full-time" employees will be required to offer health insurance to their workers or pay a penalty if at least one of their employees purchases a plan through the healthcare marketplace with a federal subsidy. In an Op-Ed published in the National Review Online, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said the House will be focusing on changing the law's definition of "full-time employees" to workers logging more than 40 hours a week or 174 hours a month for full-time equivalents (Ehley, 2/19).