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Amid 90% cut in health bill, Uber campaigning to enrol drivers in Obamacare

Uber describes its programme as a response to a growing need for drivers rather than a political act

Reuters  |  San Francisco 

Uber Technologies Inc and some smaller technology companies are launching campaigns to publicise Obamacare enrollment among their contract workers after the Trump administration slashed government marketing for the health programme by 90 per cent. Freelance and contract workers are an important part of the workforce for many Silicon Valley companies, including drivers at Uber and rival Lyft Inc, and technology companies also have been among the most vocal in confronting Trump administration policies - particularly immigration - that they perceive as hurting their workforce. Uber ...

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First Published: Fri, November 10 2017. 09:40 IST