315-uncle-same-health-care-reform-obamacare-600xx315-210-0-16Turning the page to new legislative initiatives, Congressional Republicans wasted no time setting their sights on “refining” the Affordable Care Act – “Obamacare”.  Yesterday, on a 252 – 172 vote, the US House passed a bill amending the law’s 30 hour work week provision and restoring the historical 40-hour definition of a full-time work week.  The bill will have a rougher ride, but still is expected to pass the newly-Republican controlled Senate as well.  The President is likely to veto it if it gets to his desk.  On the broad subject of the 40-hour work week, the Business Journals reported this week that the Congressional Budget Office anticipates that eliminating the 30-hour threshold by passage of H.R. 30, the Save American Workers Act of 2015, will translate into 1 million fewer individuals getting their health insurance through their employers.  The CBO projects the switch will cost the federal government some $53 Billion over the next decade.