Career Calling

June 28, 2012

Firefighters without Health Insurance

A huge wildfire has burned for weeks in Colorado.  Joan McCarter of Daily Kos reports this depressing news:  Many of the firefighters do not have health coverage as part of their compensation.  They are federal employees, but on a contract basis.  McCarter also points out that the firefighters make so little that they cannot afford to purchase insurance.  Something is very rotten in . . . the greatest country in the world.

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