ACA Coverage Mandate Could Hurt Some Calif. Workers
Under the Affordable Care Act, large firms must provide health care coverage to employees who work at least 30 hours per week. However, some health care advocates warn that companies might cut workers' hours to avoid having to pay for their health insurance. Assembly member Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) has introduced a bill (AB 880) that would fine such employers to prevent low-wage workers who lose hours -- and their health insurance -- from enrolling in Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program.Â The article was produced by the California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting. The center is supported by a grant from CHCF, which publishes California Healthline
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