posted on Jan, 14 2014 @ 10:34 AM
I subscribe to change.org and got this in my email.
I've worked as an Easy-Tech Representative for 9 years now, selling thousands of computers, protection plans, and services. I typically work 30-35
hours in a week, so when I was told that my hours would be cut, I was heartbroken. I recently got married and we have a baby on the way -- 25 hours a
week is not enough to make ends meet, let alone start a family.
OK...Maybe someone can explain something to me...
This person is working 30-35 hours (Absent Healthcare Coverage)
Staples is looking to reduce hours in order to avoid paying Healthcare Coverage to 25 hours.
This person is married with "a baby on the way".
How will the birth/OBGYN/Pre-natal care be financed? And how will the new baby be insured?
On average pre-natal care and delivery runs between 14k-18k...that is how much it costs for Ultra-sounds etc. through actual birth.
How does this individual plan on paying for the birth of the new baby without healthcare coverage? And how will the new baby be covered once it is
If ACA was never implemented and Staples maintained this persons hours...this person would still need a new job that had healthcare.
At least with ACA, they can get coverage through subsidies until this individual figures out a way to align their career, compensation and benefits
with the new family.
Another note...Before ACA, pregnancy was considered an absolute pre-existing condition. Women could not get coverage once they were pregnant, nor get
coverage for up to 12 months after the baby was born..in case there was delayed complications from giving birth...and then anything that might be
related to giving birth going forward was excluded from coverage even after that year post-birth.
edit on 14-1-2014 by Indigo5 because: (no