N.C. School District Cutting Substitute Teachers’ Hours Due To Obamacare


Substitute teachers in North Carolina are having their hours cut so the school district won't have to pay for their health insurance under Obamacare, WITN-NC reports.

One district in Pitt County told a WITN reporter that they'd informed substitute teachers they could only work 12 days a month or 90 hours a month. It was not a decision they wanted to make, but the Obamacare mandate forced their hand.

The government is literally taking people out of work, said David Perry, a substitute teacher.

"I felt like they were telling me I couldn't work when I wanted to work," Perry said. "Who has a right to tell me I can't work if a job is available? I was shocked."

According to the new federal law, if an employee works more than 30 hours a week, they must receive health benefits from their employer. To supply every substitute with health care would cost Pitt County upwards of $7 million.