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Health Care Reform

  • The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or “Obamacare,” was enacted with the goals of increasing the quality and affordability of health insurance, lowering the uninsured rate by expanding Medicaid and private insurance coverage, and reducing the costs of health care for individuals and the government. The ACA and its associated regulations impact colleges and universities as any employer, with specific provisions that address student health plans, the treatment of student campus employment, and adjunct and part-time employees. ACE has worked on these issues since 2009, advocating for policies that take into account the particular circumstances of campuses.

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  • Steven Bloom

    Director, Federal Relations

    Tax issues, college costs, endowments, health care reform & student health insurance, higher education finance, immigration, labor & employment