Now ya got it, now ya don't. That's what happened to health coverage for part-timers at iconic retailer Trader Joe's.

In a memo leaked to the Huffington Post, TJ CEO Dan Bane informed those working fewer than 30 hours who had health coverage through the company that those days would soon be over.

The Trader had been among those retailers who offered part-time workers some health benefits. Now, it has joined the ranks of retailers and other large employers that are pointing to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as the reason they are altering their benefits philosophies.

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