Will Retired Seniors Really Have to be Fired Over Obamacare?

According to NBC News in Chicago, about 30 government workers in Lake County, Indiana — all senior citizens, will lose their jobs in the coming weeks.  According to their employer, Obamacare’s mandates prevent retired seniors from working without penalty to the employer.

These retired senior citizens returned to work for various reasons.  Some needed the money and others wanted to work part time as a way to spend their time interacting with others.  Despite their reasoning, however, they should be able to work in America without having to answer to Obama for it.

More from the story:

The county said it’s a result of healthcare changes for seniors under the  Affordable Care Act, but the soon-to-be-fired workers aren’t so sure.


As of Oct. 1, they will be out of work again, and a form  letter mailed to each of them explains Obamacare is to blame.

"Part of this new law regulates the rehiring of retired  employees and the coverage that those individuals receive," the letter  reads. "Regrettably," it continues, "we must conclude  your employment with  Lake County no later than September 30 2013."

As you can see, some of the workers are doubtful seeming to believe that the county is making it up.  But as NBC concludes (emphasis):

NBC 5 called numerous Lake County officials, some repeatedly, asking to see the  provision in the Affordable Care Act that mandates the dismissal. We also called  Aetna in Hartford, Conn., because Indiana officials didn’t provide a local  contact. To be fair, it’s a couple thousand-page document, so that may be why  we’re waiting.

Regardless of what the truth is, either circumstance is just another huge example of why this expensive disaster needs to be defunded.  If the bill isn’t to blame, we’ll never know because it’s too massive and complex for even a major news organization like NBC to confirm or deny it.  This employer is a government body.  So either the Affordable Care Act itself is responsible for firing grandma (along with throwing her over the cliff) or government-employers are using it as an excuse to fire the elderly.

Mrs. Pelosi was right.  They passed it and we’re still finding out what’s in it.

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