(MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE) WASHINGTON – In a newly established line of attack on the Affordable Care Act, Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., who leads the House Education Committee, is highlighting stories of school districts’ plans to cut back on programs and part-time staffers to meet the demands of the health care law.
By mid- to late 2014, public and private employers will be deciding whether to cut employees’ hours as a way to avoid the extra cost of providing health care benefits that comply with the new federal requirements.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires companies with at least 50 workers to provide health insurance to those working an average of 30 hours or more per week. Not doing so can result in fines of up to $3,000 per employee. Policies required under the law are more expansive than some now offered by some school districts.
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