HR 3979 is the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act of 2014.
The legislation would insure that emergency service volunteers are NOT counted when determining full-time employees for purposes of the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.
Kelly says that 90% of the 1,800 fire departments in Pennsylvania are volunteer, and if the departments had to pay insurance on it's members, many departments would be forced to close it's doors.
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