The Affordable Care Act Not Having Much Impact on Hiring

According to reports at CNN, the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare isn’t having much of an impact on hiring by businesses. From the article:

 Employers with at least 100 full-time workers must offer health insurance to full-time employees who work 30 or more hours a week or pay a penalty, as of this year. This mandate will start applying to smaller companies with 50 or more full-timers in 2016.

But few employers report changing their staffing or hiring because of Obamacare, according to the 2015 Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research & Education Trust survey, released Tuesday.

Only 4% of employers with at least 50 full-time workers said they shifted some staffers from full-time to part-time schedules so that they wouldn’t qualify for health care. And another 4% said they were reducing the number of full-time employees they planned to hire because of the cost of health benefits.