CA Schools Unprepared for Obamacare Compliance

Yes, government agencies have to knuckle under, too


The implementation of the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — isn't just hitting private businesses. Governments also must comply.

Starting January 1, 2014, California school districts with 50 or more full time employees must provide complete health care coverage. After contacting numerous California agencies, organizations and school districts, I found that little fiscal data are available on the potential costs schools or individuals will have to bear.

"Our Education and Health sections are not aware of any reports or analysis that look at the Affordable Care Act from the perspective of how schools might be affected," said Jennifer Kuhn, deputy legislative analyst in education in the Legislative Analyst's Office, in an email.