Educators Hit by ObamaCare

☆astac☆~PWCM 2013/01/20 20:37:51

Far too many teachers are uniformly uninquisitive. And, sadly, their vote for Obama is coming back to bite them as the consequences of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) are finally dawning on many of them.

When ObamaCare finally goes into effect in January 2014, if an employer does not supply health care to employees working 30 hours or more a week, the employer will have to pay a penalty.

Logic would dictate that an employer will not pay a penalty if there is an alternative.

Thus, in light of burgeoning costs and governmental edicts, Youngstown State University in Ohio has already created caps on the number of hours its adjunct faculty can teach.

Palm Beach State College of Florida is the latest to announce that it will begin limiting the hours adjunct instructors can work in order to avoid new requirements under the Affordable Care Act.

Moreover, in Arizona, "the maximum teaching load for adjunct faculty within the Maricopa County Community College District ... is nine (9) load hours per semester[.] Service faculty will be limited to twenty (20) hours per week."

Pennsylvania Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) "already slashed the hours of 400 adjunct instructors, support staff, and part-time teachers to sidestep the Obamacare fines." CCAC employees "were notified that Obamacare defines full-time employees as those working 30 hours or more per week." Thus, on December 31, 2012, "temporary part-time employees were told they would be cut back to 25 hours," saving the university an estimated $6 million. Consequently, "under the new CCAC policy, adjunct instructors will be allowed to teach only ten credit-hours a semester. A credit-hour is $730. Thus, for a year, an adjunct would make $14,600 -- "just a tick above the poverty level."

What an irony, considering that in the AFT's endorsement for Obama, they wrote that:

... Barack Obama is the only candidate running for president who understands that economic growth depends upon economic fairness, and who has articulated an agenda focused on rebuilding and expanding the middle class[.]

Yet, in essence, "a new class of 'have-nots'" will be created -- "the huge pool of people who will work fewer than 30 hours a week and wonder, or stew, over how little, apparently society values what they have to offer."

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  • Dave0626 2013/01/20 21:09:18
    Congratulations America?.....We're all gonna be 'part-time' employees in 2014!......Try feeding the family and paying the mortgage ...on that!...

    congratulations america gonna part-time employees 2014 feeding family paying mortgage

    ...and forget about that dinner at Denny's once a month, they'll probably be closing shop, anyway....
    2014 feeding family paying mortgage forget dinner dennys closing shop

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  • Al C. 2013/01/25 22:37:01 (edited)
    Al C.
    Like everyrhing else those of us who work our asses off will end up paying for paying the bill while those to lazy ass people who refuse to get up and go to work will get it for free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Wahvlvke 2013/01/21 13:38:55
    The academics get enough welfare ... they can pay for theit own health care.
  • All American 2013/01/21 13:07:18
    All American
    Reality is coming to bite them in the ass.
  • princess 2013/01/21 10:28:13
    The incredibly ignorant Liberals asked for it, they got it, they deserve it....now they'll pay the consequences for their ignorance.
  • Wolf 2013/01/21 08:59:51
    They do not care since they are part of the 23 million millionaires of the Public Sector with 50% over compensation and benefits---
  • thefatguy 2013/01/21 08:23:11
    Aw, I feel so bad for these poor suffering educators! How ever will I sleep tonight?
    sleeping baby smile
  • Tennyson James 2013/01/21 06:16:59
    Tennyson James
    I'm not sure what the big deal is as adjunct professors usually are not eligible for benefits b/c the position is both part time and temporary.
  • Cliff 2013/01/21 04:40:52
  • hatter 2013/01/21 04:21:16
  • jp 2013/01/21 03:50:45
    Sorry folks. I just love this !! Lmao. Just too funny
  • s2k 2013/01/21 03:45:20
    Saw this in the news - pretty sad
  • sbtbill 2013/01/21 02:57:53
    So those private rip off colleges are finding more ways to rip off the faculty as well as the students. What else is new. Stick to Public schools they are much better.
  • socokid 2013/01/21 02:56:41
    Miss Toplansky is a right-wing, extremist fear-monger of the highest order. A blogger with a chip on her shoulder, and not much else. Have you ever read her other pieces?


    It is funny, in an evil, short-sighted, fear-mongering way, to suggest protecting the health of our citizens, and against their ability to be completely wiped out by medical bills (only nation in the developed world) is less important than the de-funding of our schools due to not wanting to tax the very wealthy a little bit more.

    We are all paying historically low taxes, but seem to care MUCH more about protecting unfettered greed and a few percentage points on the most wealthy among us, than even our own people. It is insanity. Our nation crushing disparity is the problem, not healthy citizens.



    (everyone should read this book)
  • pamela 2013/01/21 02:55:34
    Doesn't surprise me at all. It will be more than just the educators. We will all be in the same boat. If our hours haven't been cut back yet, no matter where you work, they will be, and should employers need more help, they will use Hispanics to relieve the flow, because they don't care if they get the benefits at all, so long as they can get a job, and continue taking jobs away from Americans that need jobs. So you get screwed one way or another. Pretty sad when it comes down to this.
  • rbeas 2013/01/21 01:55:12
    With no hours, good luck on filling those seasonal or partime positions at the schools trying to skirt the system. No professors, no school.
  • BIGBlackPETER 2013/01/21 01:18:38
  • M 2013/01/21 01:07:29
    You voted for him, now suffer the consequences...
  • BIGBlac... M 2013/01/21 01:19:19
  • ☆astac☆... M 2013/01/21 02:59:25
  • Jack Sprat 2013/01/21 01:00:12 (edited)
    Jack Sprat
    History is full of examples of "educators" needing education, in Vietnam, when the commies took over the teachers were at the head of the "do not return" line, in Cambodia even those teachers who supported the commies were "liquidated" because they posed a threat, oddly our NEA miscreants didn't actually listen to their history teachers.

    And yea, G_d does have a sense of humor.
  • GINGERBREAD 2013/01/21 00:58:05
    Another unintended consequence is the law says any company over 60 personel must supply medical insurance to their employees. Guess what, most small companies that I know will limit the number of their employees to only 60 or less. This was the same law they passed in France. That is why most companies in France only has 60 employees.
  • Beccy 2013/01/21 00:32:35
    This has been going on sense the 70's many retire positions used to supply health care, now they are part time. This is why I think the answer is national health care for all.
  • Allie May Beccy 2013/01/21 01:26:03
    Allie May
    Lack of full time work in our country has been a major problem for many, many years now. Once it was easy to procure a job at McDonald's for minimum wage- that is no longer. Minimum wage jobs without benefits are incredibly competitive. To have a job at all -full time or part time is something to be thankful for.
  • Beccy Allie May 2013/01/21 01:28:11
    Yes it is.
  • Dwight 2013/01/20 23:59:50
    Imagine a nation who's "educators" are dumb enough to vote for "What's behind door number 2".
  • M Dwight 2013/01/21 01:08:15
    These people have no business teaching children.
  • Dwight M 2013/01/21 23:23:33
    Much less in "higher education"!
  • mach-1 BL-106 2013/01/20 23:39:26
    mach-1  BL-106
    When will these left brained loons understand that Obama only needed their vote.
    Now he has them....into the trash they will all go.
  • YouSirName 2013/01/20 23:23:04
    You know, some people actually vote for the good of the country and not based purely on self-interest. A foreign concept to the RW perhaps.
  • M YouSirName 2013/01/21 01:32:46
    Yeah some people apparently love voting for their own destruction, a very foreign concept to the RW but one the LW embraces wholeheartedly. I attribute this mostly to mental retardation and a failing education system.
  • YouSirName M 2013/01/22 00:05:56
    Not destruction, just not narrow self-interest. I would have saved a lot in taxes under a Romney presidency, but did not feel that was the right thing for the country. I feel sorry for people who can't look past their own greed and prejudices. But I agree that is an essential difference between many on the left and the right.
  • Wayne 2013/01/20 23:02:25
    LOL! So the liberals chickens are coming home to roost!
  • goatman112003 2013/01/20 22:56:40
    The Ivory tower finally meets reality. Idealism now meets the road and guess what , the road wins. Well liberals your bastion is now under economic attack caused by you and guess what, you will lose and feel the pain like the rest of us.
  • SickOfBigGov 2013/01/20 22:53:16
    Is a sleepy America waking up yet? Bwahah...too late, dumb-dumbs..
  • Jack Sprat SickOfB... 2013/01/21 01:02:41
    Jack Sprat
    Naw, won't happen until the other shoe drops, they you'll see the whine country flow.
  • SickOfB... Jack Sprat 2013/01/21 02:45:38 (edited)
    I don't want to hear from them...suck it up, sucka's. This is what's coming. The 'rich' , which is currently defined as 400K and above, won't generate enough revenue to support Obamacare. The next income level WILL be 100K. I hope you fools who voted for him get it right up the butt!
  • Jack Sprat SickOfB... 2013/01/22 21:23:01
    Jack Sprat
    Gee, I like the part where "we're all 1%'ers now". 21 new and raised taxes in the O'BlunderScare, no budget from the Senate in 3 years, no budget from beloved leader that will pass in the Senate from the WH ...... yea, "happy dazs are her again".
  • Broken 2013/01/20 21:36:28
    Serves all Liberal idiots right!! Too bad it will hurt a lot of non-Liberals too.
  • Dave0626 2013/01/20 21:09:18
    Congratulations America?.....We're all gonna be 'part-time' employees in 2014!......Try feeding the family and paying the mortgage ...on that!...

    congratulations america gonna part-time employees 2014 feeding family paying mortgage

    ...and forget about that dinner at Denny's once a month, they'll probably be closing shop, anyway....
    2014 feeding family paying mortgage forget dinner dennys closing shop
  • Joves the Instigator 2013/01/20 20:56:08
    Joves the Instigator
    Plus they will now have to provide their own HC Insurance or pay the penalty. I love it will subsidize universities through the student loans, they keep raising tuitions on the students because of the free money, and when they might have to pay the same that many of us have to pay, they game the system to get off scott free. Much like the major corporations are doing as well. Well those that did not get exemptions already. Welcome to the New World Order where you are here to serve the powerful.

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