Obamacare is an incentives to not work

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 - 10:02 pm
Last Modified: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 - 8:02 am

Re "Analysis: Workers will cut back hours under health law" (Page A1, Feb. 5): Obamacare offers an insurance alternative to employer-provided coverage.

Many Americans who hold full time jobs may decide to work part time or not at all and get their coverage from the exchanges. Family of four of income $100,000 a year will pay $1,000 per month month. If they had made just a few thousand dollars less a year, they would pay $700 a month with the federal subsidies.

Lower-wage workers will see the biggest reduction in the number of hours worked. While the stock market was setting new highs in 2013, working America was socked with a Social Security tax hike, and has now been told that it will shoulder a larger share of Obamacare's burden than those closest to the apex of the income pyramid, if they are foolish enough to keep working. Sounds like it is an incentive offer to not work.

-- Poonam Jadhav, Roseville

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