Opinion: Take Action Against Firms That Skirt ACA Rules
In a Sacramento Bee opinion piece, Assembly member Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) argues that "a small number of large corporations are skirting their responsibility to provide health care or pay a penalty by cutting hours and wages so low that workers end up on taxpayer-funded Medi-Cal." Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. Gomez notes that he has introduced a bill (AB 880) to close the Affordable Care Act "loophole" by imposing "a responsibility charge on only those large employers that dump workers onto Medi-Cal and taxpayers."
- "Viewpoints: Should State Close 'Loophole' in Health Care Law? Yes" (Gomez, Sacramento Bee, 6/6).