Time to fight



To the Editor:

Maine U.S. Senator Susan Collins wants to destroy the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by changing the work week as defined in the law from 30 to 40 hours per week.

Her argument in last week’s Islander op-ed column is that part-time workers are hurt because employers only let them work 29 hours per week in order to avoid giving them health coverage.

If the ACA work week is increased to 40 hours, employers will reduce other work weeks to 39 hours. Millions of current full-time workers will be hurt when they lose their health coverage.

Her other tactic to destroy Obamacare is to eliminate the tax on medical devices, a major revenue source for the ACA.

Don’t let Collins take away your health coverage. Fight.

 

Tom Walker

Mount Desert

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