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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Committee to Examine Impact of ObamaCare on Nation’s Schools

On Thursday, November 14th at 10:00 a.m., the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold a hearing entitled, “The Effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Schools, Colleges, and Universities.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Reports continue to highlight how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is affecting schools, universities, and colleges across the country. For example, the law’s punitive mandates are leading K-12 schools to reduce the work hours of substitute teachers, teacher aides, cafeteria workers, bus drivers, and other part-time employees. Higher education institutions must also make difficult decisions, such as restricting work hours and reducing the number of adjunct professors. Students, families, and taxpayers will ultimately experience the consequences of these changes through higher costs and reduced access to important educational opportunities.


At a time when states and schools already struggle with budgetary challenges and costly federal mandates, Thursday’s hearing will provide members an opportunity to examine how PPACA is affecting the nation’s education system. To learn more about this hearing, visit

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Gregory L. Needles
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Washington, D.C.

Dr. Mark D. Benigni
Meriden Public Schools
Meriden, CT

Dr. Thomas Jandris
Dean, College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
Concordia University Chicago
River Forest, IL

Additional witnesses will be posted here.