Did your company drop your health insurance? Wait until you find out the rest of the story.
Investigators in the Department of Labor were shocked to find that President Obama gave employers a year to pick and choose who gets health insurance.
That’s right; the seemingly innocuous exemption of employers from the Affordable Care Act has given businesses with thousands of employees “Carte Blanc” to ignore decades of legislative efforts to protect employees from benefit discrimination.
For the year 2014 employers may provide health insurance to top management and deny health insurance to the rank and file.
Yes, last week officials at the Department of Labor confirmed that President Obama gave the green light to big businesses; they can drop health insurance for any employees they choose not to cover.
The Department of Labor reported that a business, employing thousands of workers, is within the law to keep health insurance benefits for management and cancel coverage for the rest of the employees.
The one-year exemption from the “Affordable Care Act” lets businesses cut anyone they want from their group health insurance benefits.
Department of Labor enforcement agents were embarrassed to admit that they were powerless to stop businesses, with thousands of employees, from dropping health insurance for most of their employees while keeping coverage for selected management and administrative staff.
After pursuing several complaints, a DOL investigator declared, “The whole department was shocked and dismayed to find that this exemption allows employers to undo decades of anti-discrimination efforts.”
If you are one of the myriad employees who are left with no health insurance, look again at the government and laws you counted on to protect your rights. Nothing you were promised is true.