Save American Workers Act Of 2015

1235 Words Dec 3rd, 2015 5 Pages
On January 6th 2015 the U.S. Senate introduced a bill titled, “Forty Hours Is Full Time Act”. The corollary House of Representatives (H.R.) Bill titled, “Save American Workers Act of 2015” is summarized in the following (United States Senate Bill [S.30], 2015) : “This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to change the definition of "full-time employee" for purposes of the employer mandate to provide minimum essential healthcare coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act from an employee who is employed on average at least 30 hours of service a week to an employee who is employed on average at least 40 hours of service a week.” The H.R. bill was passed two days later on January 8th, 2015 and is currently still an active bill in the Senate (S.30, 2015). The provisions that employer allotment of responsibility mandate, in which businesses that fall within differing categories according to amount of employees and other specific factors related to providing insurance to their employees is becoming a major concern for Nurses. Nurses have to vanguard and influence policy changes in succoring improved quality care for their clients’ (Pulcini, 2014). This bill can have far-reaching implications to many individuals including those in the nursing profession. The S. 30 bill similar to other bills, related to healthcare has been largely divided across political party lines. The Republicans are to a great extent, in favor of this bill and view…
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