Published Online: November 12, 2013
Published in Print: November 13, 2013, as House GOP to Examine Impact of Health-Care Law

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House GOP to Examine Impact of Health-Care Law

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The House Education and the Workforce Committee announced last week that it plans to explore the impact of the Affordable Care Act on schools.

A hearing, scheduled for Nov. 14, is expected to cover such topics as school districts cutting back on part-time staffers and closely monitoring hours for substitute teachers to avoid having to provide health-care benefits.

Many education groups, including teachers' unions, helped push for "Obamacare," arguing in part that healthier families would mean healthier students, who would show up better prepared to learn.

Vol. 33, Issue 12, Page 4

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