Friday, August 09, 2013

Bee County, TX Cuts Back On Program For Elderly, Disabled Due To Obamacare

Someone tell RINO John Cornyn and the other cowards who are attacking conservatives who are trying to do something they were elected to do...stop Obamacare.

Because this is an example from the Bee County (Beeville) area of Texas (just northwest of Corpus Christi), where a program for the elderly and disabled is now cutting back hours for part-time workers (KRIS-TV 6).

When the Affordable Care Act takes effect next year, all part-time employees who work over 30 hours a week would have to get health insurance benefits, and that's something Bee County can not afford.

So, with their fiscal year starting October, they're capping the number of hours a part-time worker can work to 24 per week.

And that is causing issues for the Bee Community Action Agency.

One of their biggest functions is to help transport elderly and disabled people to and from appointments, jobs, etc...

All of their drivers are part-time.

And while some of their drivers are retirees and don't rely on the income, there are some that do. And those drivers might head for greener pastures.

Anna Simo is the Executive Director for the agency.

"There's a lot of competition right now with the oil and gas industry, and they're paying better wages than we are. You know, and now we're cutting the hours," she says.

Richard Arriola is one of the drivers who is worried that less drivers means they won't be able to help nearly as many disabled and elderly.

"We're going to have to cut back on pickups because we run out of time. They don't want us to go over 24 hours," he says.

Now this is an area where the Republicans are missing an opportunity to put a face to how Obamacare is hurting the nation.  How it is not affordable and, how it is killing jobs, taking services away from people, and causing people to lose insurance.

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