The Transylvania Times -

Health Care Responsibilities


Earlier this month the county commissioners passed changes that would still require county employees and their spouses to receive health screenings or pay $600 a year in premiums. Part of the discussion centered around employees’ responsibilities versus employees’ rights.

For the past decade, county employees and their spouses have been required to get a health screening. However, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) has ruled that such an “involuntary” stipulation is in violation of the Affordable Care Act. (It’s just one irony that many complain, sometimes just...

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