ObamaCare impacting education

Monday, December 3, 2012
 | 
Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

A Pennsylvania community college is reportedly being forced to cut staff hours because of the mandates required by ObamaCare -- cuts that the school says it can't afford.

The Community College of Allegheny County plans on cutting hours for about 200 faculty and another 200 staff in a move thatl officials say will help spare the school about $6 million in expenses. But Elizabeth Stelle, a policy analyst with the Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives, cautions that the college's quality of education might suffer.

Stelle, Elizabeth (Commonwealth Foundation)"You may have a much more limited pool now of folks you can bring in and teach because of these restrictions," she states. "So, I definitely think it could especially hinder the quality of education that you get from people who have real-world experience."

As this trend continues, Stelle warns that universities may choose to dump their employees into the government healthcare exchanges, forcing those employees to pay for their own insurance through the exchange law.

"Again, you don't really solve the problem with access or affordability because there are a limited number of plans that will be available in the exchange," the analyst explains.

Research conducted by The Heritage Foundation shows that as many as 35 million Americans could be negatively impacted when ObamaCare is fully implemented.

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

Who is most easily fooled by the utopian promises of socialism and communism? (Choose up to two)

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Police officer fatally shot in eastern Tennessee
California boy in legal fight dies after ventilator removed
Israel rejects immunity for indicted UN engineer in Gaza
2 nuns killed in Mississippi; signs point to home break-in
Chelsea Clinton to remain on family foundation board
Trump rebukes Clinton's racism claims
Mylan says it will expand programs that lower EpiPen costs
Catholic group says its Walgreens clinics will offer birth control

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Escalation? U.S. Navy fires warning shots at Iranian ship
Trump rules out legal status for aliens: They must 'leave the country'
Republican calls grow for second look at Clinton case
Trump barely makes Minnesota ballot
Pastor confirms Trump gave $100K donation for Louisiana flood relief

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Education 2012: Year in Review

In 2012 many Christian colleges saw ObamaCare challenge their religious freedoms, schools made significant gains, student religious freedoms were increasingly being attacked, and at the end of the year the massacre of young children at Sandy Hook Elementary cast a pall over the nation at year's end.