Coverage may be unaffordable for low-wage workers

Policy experts and corporate consultants say the definition of "affordable" can mean premiums up to 9.5 percent of an employee's income.
Policy experts and corporate consultants say the definition of "affordable" can mean premiums up to 9.5 percent of an employee's income.
Policy experts and corporate consultants say the definition of “affordable” can mean premiums up to 9.5 percent of an employee’s income.

[LAS VEGAS SUN]

President Barack Obama’s health care law is called the Affordable Care Act, but a glitch could make it unaffordable for many low-wage workers, including employees at big chain restaurants, retail stores and hotels.

Here’s the problem:

The law requires medium-sized and large employers to offer what it calls “affordable” coverage or face fines.

But policy experts and corporate consultants say the definition of “affordable” can mean premiums up to 9.5 percent of an employee’s income.

Read more at the Las Vegas Sun.

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