400 Jobs at PA Community College had hours cut to comply with Obamacare, poetic justice?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/20/ccac-obamacare_n_2165383.html "Community College Of Allegheny County will cut the hours some instructors to avoid paying for their health insurance coverage under new Affordable Care Act rules. CCAC President Alex Johnson announced in an email to employees last week that the school would cut course loads and hours for some 200 adjunct faculty members and 200 additional employees. The Affordable Care Act -- nicknamed Obamacare -- classifies employees who work 30 hours or more per week as full-time, and CCAC would be required under the new law to provide employer-assisted health insurance to those employees. Instead, temporary part-time employees, such as clerical, computer, seasonal and other positions, will be limited to working 25 hours per week, and adjunct instructors will only be able to teach 10 credits per semester. Permanent part-time employees, already eligible for health care coverage, will be unaffected. The Pittsburgh-based college estimates the move will save it from spending an additional $6 million."
Asked By: pdooma - 11/25/2012
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It is poetic justice, and well-deserved. Those who believe BO and his ilk can continue to give them "free" health care, cell phones, housing, food, and everything else, are about to have a rude awakening. It will become harder and harder to take from those who earn and give it to the liberal parasites as more and... More
Answered By: Cecil n - 11/25/2012
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In a move to save money I wonder why businesses can't drop the medical part out of Workman's Compensation. Why have two insurance policies that effectively do the exact same thing?
Answered By: Gee Wally - 11/25/2012
They are lucky to have any job at all after 20 million Jobs lost per year under Obama's Presidency. Many are not that lucky.
Answered By: Freedom is lost Stolen Freedoms - 11/25/2012
So what is your question?
Answered By: wrfine - 11/25/2012
I would guess it has more to do with falling enrollment, or state funding.
Answered By: bigvossman - 11/25/2012
It's is blasphemous to criticize anything of the great O.
Answered By: Champion - 11/25/2012
America is going to be VERY sorry it didn't Fire the Empty Chair
Answered By: AverageJoe - 11/25/2012
business has been hiring part time workers since the 80's as a way to avoid paying benefits and providing coverage this is nothing new. Insurance should not be connected to our job anyway, it should be something you keep and carry with you from one job to the other.
Answered By: itsamini1 - 11/25/2012
No that is not poetic justice. Poetic justice is a literary device in which virtue is ultimately rewarded or vice punished.
Answered By: Tis of Thee - 11/25/2012
"Several years of cuts or largely flat funding from our government supporters have led to significant cost reductions by CCAC, leaving little room to trim the college’s budget further." Yeah, it's obviously all Obama's fault.
Answered By: Captain Jack - 11/25/2012
Why not blame the insurance companies? They're using Obamacare as an excuse to gouge the public.
Answered By: Auntie Anne Arkey - 11/25/2012
Adjunct faculty almost always have a "day job". This is not new, it is a trend over the last 40 years. My brother worked as adjunct at the University and he was a full-time benefited employee of the highway department at the same time. It is short sighted on the part of the community college as this will reduce their... More
Answered By: lare - 11/25/2012
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