Sex Workers Including Prostitutes Are Signing Up For Obamacare
Sex workers are signing up because their jobs are considered high risk.
A lot of you spoke ou about the topic yesterday on the Cars 108 Facebook page. Before you laugh too loud here is something you need to consider. These folks are going to be getting subsidies for their policies because of their income. Individuals making less than $46,000 are eligible for a tax credit to offset their monthly costs. Many of the sex workers file W-2s for their legal work, whether it be a part-time job or sex work that falls within the law.
So healthy young people beyond subsidizing unhealthy older people will also be helping to get prostitutes cheap health insurance.
In the all-cash, off-the-books sex industry, workers can be particularly high risk and insurance is often out of reach. Many sex workers, a broad term that can refer to a number of services, including sexual massage, prostitution, and escort and dominatrix work -- consider themselves self-employed entrepreneurs who can't afford to purchase healthcare. But that could all change with the Affordable Care Act.