This means that most people working in the restaurant industry have at best a casual relationship with health insurance. If you’re being paid on the books (which not everyone is — under-the-table wages are a tool some restaurant owners don’t reserve for only their undocumented workers) and you’re a single earner (not looking to insure a spouse or dependents) you’d be just above the qualifying income for Medicaid, but likely not bringing home enough to purchase private coverage. Obamacare helped a little. It hasn’t fixed it, but it was a step in the right direction, and for the tenuously balanced restaurant industry, a Republican Congress and President taking it away is going to be devastating.
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