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Ivy Tech president testifies before Congress about ACA

Ivy Tech’s President says provisions of the Affordable Care Act requiring large employers to offer health insurance to people who work at least 30 hours per week should be eased.

Tom Snyder testified before Congress yesterday.

He says Indiana's college system is already limiting the number of classes adjunct professors can teach in anticipation of the rule going into effect next year.

Snyder says Ivy Tech may be forced to cut budgets or raise tuition if they have to offer health insurance to everyone working more than 30 hours a week.

He says the cost of offering health insurance to adjunct professors would be between $10 and $12-million annually.

Snyder was invited to testify by Indiana Republican Congressman Todd Young, who has sponsored a bill to change the definition of a full-time employee to 40 hours a week.

Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly is co-sponsor of a similar bill in the Senate.