Skip to comments.Head Start teachers name Obamacare as biggest problem
Posted on 05/06/2013 1:38:42 PM PDT by lowbridge
Head Start teachers and administrators told The Daily Caller that their most pressing concern is not budget impacts from sequestration but changes coming from President Barack Obamas health-care law.
In 2014, the impact of 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is probably going to be a 9 percent [cost] increase, and significantly more the next year, said Nancy Nordyk, director of the Head Start program in southern Oregon.
Rising healthcare costs will likely force Oregon to reduce some Head Start workers hours so theyre not eligible for the medical program, said Nordyk, who spoke to TheDC during a national Head Start conference held just outside D.C. in Maryland.
In one conference session on the pending healthcare bill, some of the [managers for regional Head Start] organizations [said] We dont know what to do, said Elizabeth Steinberg, the CEO of Community Action Partnership in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
The worried managers come from all over the country, said Steinberg, whose Head Start program has 387 children.
The growing worry about Obamacares impact on Head Start has been obscured by the White Houses periodic efforts to portray the program as the victim of Republicans recent approval of sequestration, a slight reduction in the rate of federal spending growth that is erroneously described as a spending cut.
Administration officials announced April 29 that the Head Start funding would face a 5.27 percent budget cut in 2014.
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Wanna bet most of these teachers voted for the dork?
For those that didn’t, I back you 100%.
For those that did, shove your votes, your insurance, and the rest of your sorry body up your smelly Obama.
That's a good start. Keep cutting!
Get rid of headstart.
White House; No no no. Sequester. Stay on message.
Well, I said after this affront to liberty was passed, “I don’t want to hear any bitching from you people who have been clamoring for this.” Well, here it is. Almost daily. Even Zero’s union buddies have bitched about it. What a joke!
I thought Head Start was just a free babysitting service for welfare queens who don’t want screaming kids interrupting their Jerry Springer time.
Headstart is the epitome of a huge, wasteful, lib, government program that doesn’t work. Conservatives pointing out the obvious are naturally labeled coldhearted beasts. Nevertheless, it should be killed...like the rest of the wortheless, lib programs.
They are, just like government non-profit mental health providers (free-psychologists) are adult baby sitters.