Low-skilled workers may suffer under health care overhaul

05/6/2010 | RealClearMarkets

The health care reform bill will be especially hard on low-skilled workers, according to Diana Furchtgott-Roth, who writes that employers may begin to eliminate low-wage, part-time jobs now rather than wait until the bill takes full effect in 2014. Many companies will work to keep their workforce below the 50-employee penalty cutoff, she explains, and many low-skilled professions are likely to become more automated so fewer workers are needed.

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