Half of Affordable Care Act Call Center Jobs Will be Part-Time and Will Come with No Health Benefits
The irony would be laughable, if the Obamacare lie was not so tragic and damaging to Americans who simply want to have a job that pays the bills.
Define Irony: As one worker at the call center defined it as “Working for a call center and trying to help people get health care, but we can’t afford it ourselves.” The individual did so anonymously for fear of being fired.
Welcome to the nightmare, fraud and lie that is Obamacare. Half of the positions at the Contra Costa County, CA health care call center where workers will answer questions to help implement the president’s Affordable Care Act will be part time and have no health care benefits. You just can’t make this stuff up. What did these people think, that Obamacare would be a net positive? Since when has anything to do with Obamacare been a positive outcome? Some of the hired employees feel that they have been used as political tools. As Jammie Wearing Fool opines, “Comedy of errors? Political tools? Welcome to ObamaCare, you morons.” Um, guess what, you have and you can thank President Barack Obama and the Democrats.
Ha, ha, ha … these people actually thought they were getting FT jobs with benefits, ha, ha ha!!!
Earlier this year, Contra Costa County won the right to run a health care call center, where workers will answer questions to help implement the president’s Affordable Care Act. Area politicians called the 200-plus jobs it would bring to the region an economic coup.
Now, with two months to go before the Concord operation opens to serve the public, information has surfaced that about half the jobs are part-time, with no health benefits — a stinging disappointment to workers and local politicians who believed the positions would be full-time.
The Contra Costa County supervisor whose district includes the call center called the whole hiring process — which attracted about 7,000 applicants – a “comedy of errors.”
“The battle for the call center was over jobs with good working wages and benefits; I never dreamed they would be part-time,” said Karen Mitchoff, who has heard from complaining constituents and expressed her “extreme displeasure with how it was handled” to call center supervisors.
One recent hire, who last week learned the job would be part-time, said the new “intermittent” employees feel like they’ve been used as a political tool, and many now regret applying for the positions.
Those who became part-time were told they would have to pay full freight on their health plans, ranging from $600 to $1,200 a month for a single worker and between $1,400 to $2,900 a month for an employee with a family. That is a steep bill for employees with part-time jobs paying from $15.33 to $18.63 an hour.
Hot Air brings up a very interesting and important point. Just how many jobs from the Obama job recovery that are created are really FT jobs and not part time, “intermittent” jobs?
Speaking of folks not happy with Obamacare, now the IRS employees want no part of it either.