The Affordable Care Act and you: part 22

By WEEK Creative Services

February 27, 2014 Updated Feb 27, 2014 at 12:00 PM CDT

With just four weeks left before the March 31 deadline, Americans remain split on their feelings for the Affordable Care Act.

Blake Frund is 24 years old, and works part-time with almost full-time hours at a Central Illinois Police Department.

Because of Obamacare insurance costs to municipalities and businesses, Blake knew he was going to have some of his hours cut, he just didn't know how severely.

"Almost a paycheck," he said.

His police chief lowered the boom around Christmastime. Blake would go from 79 hours every two weeks, to 56. He lost about $300 a month in income.

"Thank God for my parents," Frund said. "They taught me how to save or I would be, I don't know where I'd be right now."

With the cutbacks, Blake has had to move from a house to a friend's apartment, and he's working two other jobs, an on-call position at a fire department and at another police department. But then things changed, again, this past Monday.

Blake got another email from the police chief. Because of another Obamacare deadline delay, Blake was having his hours reinstated.

"It relieved me, but okay is it another year, could be it be six months? When am I going back to 28-hours a week?" he said.

More uncertainty because of all of his work hours to make ends meet, Blake's now looking into whether he can stay on his parents' health insurance, or if he'll have to enroll in the ACA.

"So this is why I'm just going to work, work and work and just save all that money, in case this happens again," he said.