Colleges Maneuver to Avoid Obamacare Rules

On his blog, Harvard economist Greg Mankiw reports an email saying that several Indiana colleges and universities will likely be cancelling some economics classes because of Obamacare. The note says:

“I have been teaching multiple sections of economics for four years now at several Colleges and Universities in the State of Indiana….With the implementation of the ACA (Affordable Care Act) these institutions are giving notification to their part-time faulty that their individual teaching schedules will now be limited to three sections. At the college this will likely result in the cancellation of 20-25% of the class sections in economics, and I would assume other areas will have a similar result. The students are not fully aware of the situation and many will be surprised that their desire to get a college education is now being impacted by the need to avoid the full implementation of the ACA.”

John Leo

John Leo is the editor of Minding the Campus, dedicated to chronicling imbalances within higher education and restoring intellectual pluralism to our American universities. His popular column, "On Society," ran in U.S.News & World Report for 17 years.

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