Westerman Talks About Vote To Change Affordable Care Act's Employer Mandate

January 9, 2015
In The News

Arkansas's members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted on Thursday to remove a requirement that employers with over 100 employees (50 next year) have to offer health insurance to those working more than 30 hours a week or face a penalty. The legislation would set the new standard at 40 hours a week. 

The previous class of the House passed a similar measure but this year, with the Senate in Republican hands, the legislation could head to the President's desk for the first time.

U.S. Representative Bruce Westerman spoke with KUAR's Jacob Kauffman about the legislation, which passed the House 252-172.

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