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Reed Fighting for Emergency Workers

Written By: Joe Melillo

Congressman Tom Reed wants to help firefighter and EMS volunteers who may be hurt by the new health care law.

Reed Fighting for Emergency Workers

January 8, 2013
Southern Tier (WENY) - Congressman Tom Reed wants to help firefighter and EMS volunteers who may be hurt by the new health care law. Reed is co-sponsoring a bipartisan bill, ensuring emergency services volunteers are NOT forced to get Obamacare from their department. Reed says the mandate forces many fire departments to eliminate volunteers who get their health care through other full time jobs .
    
He says these men and women often work over 30 hours a week. He wants to stop the mandate Under Obamacare that says businesses or departments with a least 50 employees must provide health insurance to those that work at least 30 hours.