Lawmakers Told of Health-Care Law’s Harmful Effect on Adjuncts and Colleges

President Obama’s health-care-reform law will hurt both faculty members who work on a contingent basis and the colleges that employ them, said panelists who spoke on Thursday at a hearing of a U.S. House of Representatives education committee.

Many adjuncts will see their teaching loads forcibly reduced, speakers said, as colleges seek to limit the faculty members’ working time to 30 hours per week, the law’s threshold for employers to be required to provide health insurance to employees.

The speakers said that the law would make hiring difficult and would raise costs, adding to the financial burden on students, who already face high tuition and fees. <Read more.>

Via Lindsay Ellis, The Chronicle of Higher Education.