Emergency Responders to be Exempt from Health Care Mandate

By: Estephany Escobar Email
By: Estephany Escobar Email

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- U.S. Senator Mark Warner announced on Saturday emergency workers will be exempt from the health care mandate.

In a statement, he explains volunteers agencies will not be required to pay for the health care of its volunteer emergency responders.

Political analyst David McQuilkin said this is one of the ways lawmakers are trying to make the law work.

"Another one of the many adjustments that we are going to find in the law over the course of the next couple years that are going to meet various and specific situations that have to be addressed," said McQuilkin.

Warner said according to the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service volunteer emergency responders will not be required to be counted as full-time employees.

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