Rep. Todd Young: Require Obamacare Only for 40-Hour Workers

Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 06:14 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The federal government should require only employees working 40 hours a week to be eligible for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, rather than the current 30-hour threshold, U.S. Rep. Todd Young says.

"With respect to Obamacare, they want employers that employ people 30 hours a week or more to provide them with government-sanctioned health insurance," Young, a Republican from Indiana, told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"Let's move that up to 40 hours so that we can keep businesses competitive and prevent workers from losing hours that they desperately need to put food on the table and pay their bills."

Story continues below video.



Young, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, said he is hearing horror stories about people losing the healthcare that President Barack Obama originally promised they could keep.

"We continue to make the argument that this is a fundamentally flawed law. We're going to see the premiums go up. We're going to see people continue to lose coverage," Young said Tuesday.

"I try not to employ the three-letter L-word, but let's just say there's inconsistency in the facts that needs to be explained, and there's certainly an inconsistency between previous promises and what's been delivered with this healthcare law," he said.

"We've got 1.5 million Americans who received a letter from an insurance company indicating that they're being canceled, and so, I mean, that's what happened to Mike out of Bloomington, Ind. He received such a letter and showed it to our office. He also discovered subsequently that he's going to see a premium increase from $500 up to $1,400.

"That's 280 percent in premium increase – pretty inconsistent with the president's promise that we're going to see a roughly $2,500 per year savings in premium per American enrolled."

"People are losing their healthcare coverage. A lot of anxiety and uncertainty reigns."

See the Steve Malzberg Show on Newsmax TV each weekday live by Clicking Here Now

You can listen to the Steve Malzberg Show each weekday live from 3-6 PM ET on SiriusXM 244







© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Millions of Catholic Pilgrims May Attend Double Canonization

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 12:13 PM

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will be attending the canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II on Sunday, a senior C . . .

Politico Media Blogger: Sunday News Shows Are Dying

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 11:46 AM

Politico's media blogger is predicting the "death" of the Sunday morning public affairs shows that once set the agenda i . . .

Forbes: No Coincidence Canada's Middle Class Surpassing US

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 11:31 AM

It's no coincidence that the middle class in Canada is surpassing the United States as the world's most affluent, said S . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved