Huff: Obamacare Causing Stress on Joplin School District
According to a report this week from Jefferson City, their school district will have to pay an extra $150,000 for health insurance for substitute teachers, because of the Affordable Care Act. News Talk KZRG asked Joplin Schools Superintendent Dr. CJ Huff if the same thing could happen here.
"Jefferson City is about the same size of our district, and I could see us seeing a similar cost, from cost to the district as well as trying to keep an eye on employee hours to keep costs to the district under control. We're having to watch our bus drivers already, we can't let them work more than 30 hours a week now, and from a budget standpoint it's a stress on the district."
Huff says the District hasn't "run the numbers yet", but knows there will be an increased cost for health insurance.