Blake Frund, a worker at a central Illinois Police Department, is asking the question many Illinoisans are now asking: “Why do we need Obamacare?”
Frund works part-time with almost-full time hours. His boss informed him at Christmastime that because of an Obamacare deadline his work week would be reduced to 56 hours per week from 79 hours per week. He lost about $300 a month in income.
As a result, Frund had to move from his house to a friend’s apartment and was forced pick up two additional jobs to make up for the lost income.
He received news this past Monday from his boss that another Obamacare deadline delay would allow him to have his hours reinstated.
While the deadline delay does provide some relief for him, he wonders how long the quick fix will last, “Could it be six months? When am I going back to 28 hours a week?”