Report: America's poor fall through cracks of healthcare reform

The Affordable Care Act has done little to help the country's working poor, especially in states that have no expanded Medicaid, according to a report from USA Today. Among other findings, the publication reported that companies have increased their use of contract workers to avoid paying for insurance; as many as 20 percent of businesses have cut workers' hours to avoid paying for health benefits and many employers only follow legal mandates for coverage affordability, meaning coverage is still too expensive for the lowest-paid workers. These practices have led "millions of Americans" to fall through the cracks when it comes to obtaining or affording health insurance, the article states. Article


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