I Work in the Restaurant Industry. Obamacare Saved My Family’s Life.

Via Vance Lump for Eater

Via Vance Lump for Eater

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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