Thursday, January 17, 2008

Give Me A Break!

[Welcome Industry Radar readers!]

Ron Norton, a Massachusetts professor, says he cannot afford health insurance under the Massachusetts mandate.

He earns $40,000 per year but his "employer does not provide health insurance" (for 1099 employees).

His wife works for an employer that provides health insurance . . . but her income, combined with his, pushes them above the level where he can get a taxpayer subsidy.

"I'll probably have to quit teaching after this year, even though I love it, and look for a clinical radiology technician job with benefits

So this 40 year old man cannot live his dream because his state requires their citizens to buy health insurance and his employer does not "provide" coverage for him.

Cry me a river.
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