Barrar Backs Resolution to Exempt Firefighters from Affordable Care Act
HARRISBURG-- Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Delaware) has joined a majority of his House colleagues in passing a resolution asking the U.S. Congress and the president to exempt volunteer fire, rescue and EMS departments from the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as ObamaCare.

As chairman of the Veteran Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, Barrar has been approached by emergency service organizations that are concerned that if they are forced to provide insurance to each volunteer member according to the requirements of ObamaCare, the cost will be prohibitive and they will be forced to shut their doors.

House Resolution 584 urges federal officials to act to save our state’s emergency response system from a burden it cannot sustain.

“As 97 percent of the Commonwealth’s firefighters are volunteers, our emergency service system will fall into crisis if this part of the law is not changed,” Barrar said. “If the organizations did purchase the insurance as approved under ObamaCare, many would be left without funds for the gear and vehicles needed for their work.”

Representative Steve Barrar
160th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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