Ohio’s Volunteer Fire Fighters Are Threatened By Obamacare

Obamacare can add another  local fire department to its list of victims.

WCHM’s Ted Hart reported that Pickaway Township, in Ohio, is being forced to provide health insurance to their volunteer firefighters.

Obamacare requires that if employers have the full time equivalent of 50 or more employees, you have to provide health insurance. The IRS has classified volunteer firefighters as employees.

Chief Chip Welch of the Scioto Township Fire Department told Hart that "70% of the fire service in Ohio is provided by volunteers, so it does have a significant impact on the state of Ohio and a significant impact on local communities throughout the state."