Disincentivizing work

Posted Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014  comments  Print Reprints

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Why should the people in this country that work 40 or more hours per week to support themselves and their families have to help pay the healthcare costs of those who choose to work less than 40 hours a week in order to get a larger government insurance premium supplement?

Many politicians (democrats) are saying this is a great thing and wonderful opportunity for people not to have to work so hard.

What about the full-time people who will now have to work harder, possibly having to get a second job, to pay higher insurance premiums to help support those choosing to work less than full-time?

Obamacare is placing the costs of this program squarely on the shoulders of the hard working people of this country that choose to work rather than take handouts from others.

— Rowland Ballard, Granbury

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