#Obamacare: If you like your local volunteer fire department, you can’t afford to keep it

by 1389 on December 9, 2013

in "Obamacare", 1389 (blog admin), disaster preparedness

Daily Mail (UK): ‘A public safety disaster’: Obamacare could force THOUSANDS of volunteer fire departments to close

  • The Affordable Care Act forces companies with more than 50 workers to buy them all health insurance or pay hefty fines
  • The IRS says volunteer firefighters are ’employees,’ even though the Department of Labor says they’re ‘volunteers’
  • Out of more than 1 million fire departments in the U.S., 87 per cent are staffed entirely or mostly by life-saving volunteers
  • Members of Congress are weighing in, but the Obama administration hasn’t taken any action yet to carve out a fire-fighting exception

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