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ObamaCare Protects People Who Snitch On Their Employers

February 23, 2013

Is your employer not implementing ObamaCare properly? Not to worry! There are rules in ObamaCare that protect you from snitching on your boss. CNS News reports…

(CNSNews.com) – The Affordable Care Act sets up a new arena of whistleblower protections for employees who complain that their company-provided health insurance doesn’t do what it’s supposed to do.

On Friday, the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published an interim final rule in the Federal Register that establishes procedures and time frames for handling retaliation complaints filed under Section 1558 of the Affordable Care Act.

For example, if an employer-sponsored health plan doesn’t provide an employee with no-cost contraceptives or sterilization – or any other “essential health benefit” — that employee may complain without fear of retaliation.

Whistleblower complaints may also arise in cases where a large employer does not offer a health insurance plan that meets certain levels of affordability and minimum value. In those cases, the company may be penalized if any of its full-time employees receives a tax credit or subsidy through an Obamacare insurance exchange. That could create an incentive for an employer to fire or lay off an employee.

This is just one more way in which ObamaCare will hinder job creation. Business owners now have to worry about their employees snitching on them to the federal government.

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