I might have put this in GQ, but as usual, the “heavy” fora are too intense for my blood.
I have just been employed by a certain Washignton State municipality at 20 hours per week. They are forcing me to pay $200/month for health insurance through the municipality – a significant portion of my income. They say they’d allow me to opt out, if only I had proof of health insurance through a private insurer, which I don’t.
Scam? Justified? Tell me. Can an employer require health insurance as a condition of employment? Have you ever heard of this? (I’m not interested – in this thread – in arguments for or against requirements of paying for health insurance at all. Just the requirement as a condition of employment.)