According to this article, Lyft/Uber drivers, and others in the "gig" workforce will suffer when President Trump begins dismantling (repealing) the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), starting in late January.
How many of you have self-purchased health insurance, at an affordable price, thanks to "ObamaCare"?
Who would like to see ObamaCare bite the dust, because the premiums and/or deductibles are too high?
Personally, I'm not willing to pay +$600 a month for a Major Medical ObamaCare policy. So I just use the Veterans Administration for my minor medical needs. Hopefully they stay "minor". But, if I had expensive medical needs, I'd probably find a way to pay for the best plan available.
-Allen in Chicagoland
Uber will test a “new” technology in Colorado Springs: cash payments.
Drivers will start accepting cash Jan. 17 from riders, who still must use the smartphone application to seek a ride and will get any change as a credit to their Uber account, which can be cashed out through online cash service PayPal, Uber spokeswoman Taylor Patterson said Tuesday. The system will be gradually rolled out in other cities, she said.
Uber uses the cash system internationally in 150 cities. It is meant to appeal to customers who don’t have a credit or debit card or don’t want to use them through a smartphone application, Patterson said.
The San Francisco-based company is launching the option in Colorado Springs because the city is a "solid market" for Uber and company officials believe "a number of people here who have never used Uber who would benefit from a system like this, including...
Guy identified as an off-duty LEO.
Cancel / Do Not Charge Rider
Uber patented a light-up sign to go on top of cars
The patent was first filed in May 2014, but was only granted to Uber on January 3. It describes a light bar that sits on top of Uber cars, with a colour-changing section that can be controlled by the passenger’s app. The patent also describes how the entire bar could light up, and passengers could select different patterns.
It’s all meant to make it easier to identify which Uber is your car, and to show passengers the difference between an Uber and a regular car on the road.
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