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
"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
Analysts say better retention policies are needed to stop the
trend that's kicking nearly 50 percent of educators who begin
teaching careers out of the profession within five years.