June 29, 2014

Professors shocked, SHOCKED to find out ObamaCare applies to them [Darleen Click]

Schadenfreude

After years of singing the praises of universal health care, college professors are now shocked at how badly it has turned out — for them.

Adjunct professors are steamed at the way their employers are interpreting the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate, which forces them to cover full-time but not part-time workers. Typical of liberals, they blame their employers instead of the job-killing law they supported.

Starting Jan. 1, ObamaCare makes employers offer all full-time workers health insurance or pay a fine. In response, hundreds of colleges have simply cut instructors’ course loads to dodge coverage. Others are thinking about laying off untenured faculty by the thousands.

Take the University of North Carolina state system.

Faced with $47 million-a-year unfunded ObamaCare liability, the 17-campus system has asked the state for the OK to create its own health program. It says it can’t afford to pay its 8,586 non-permanent workers ObamaCare’s essential benefits package, at $5,400 a pop.

The jobs of graduate and teaching assistants, visiting professors and student employees are on the block. The other option is raising tuition, but President Obama is cracking down on colleges over student debt.

“This is an unfunded mandate that’s coming down on us,” UNC System COO Charlie Perusse complained.

Boo-fuckin-Hoo.

Posted by Darleen @ 4:45pm
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Comments (16)

  1. Them: “But we didn’t know.”
    Us: “We warned you, but you didn’t listen.”

  2. I am reminded of the tale of the frog and the scorpion.

    “You knew my nature when you agreed to carry me.”

  3. it’s not really the affordable care act what’s holding these professors down and viciously rape rape rape rape raping them

    it’s Barack Obama

  4. all these educated peeps are rubes. who knew?

  5. nr, that made me chuckle.

  6. - Based on everything we’ve seen in the last few decades nr, there’s a suckha professor born every minute.

    - Wait ’til all the freaking millennial’s figure out what they’ve been suckered into by the Prog movement.

    - Assholes.

  7. - While Rome burns Nero fiddlesgolfs.

  8. if you don’t want to do 2012 in 2016: trevor’s idea leads the way.

  9. fight this. time for a new consensus.

    Our Consensus Rulers
    Posted by Daniel Greenfield

  10. - In rat bastards Utopian world it doesn’t matter how many laws you break or crimes you commit, it’s all relative.

  11. Faced with $47 million-a-year unfunded ObamaCare liability, the 17-campus system has asked the state for the OK to create its own health program.

    The question is why North Carolina (or any state, for that matter) needs 17 college level campi. Imagine the savings if they got rid of the crap programs.

  12. sounds like a bunch of profs didn’t do their homework.

    ok i’ll leave now.

  13. I’m lovin’ it.

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