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      Federal Affordable Care Act affects Heartland professors

      Some professors at Moberly Area Community College are losing work. Health insurance costs are becoming more expensive and to keep tuition costs down, administration has decided to cut the hours of some professors. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that the school has informed its part-time professors that they will have a six-credit teaching limit this summer and a nine-credit limit in the fall semester. Every year more provisions take effect from the Federal Affordable Care Act which was passed in March 2010. It now requires employers with at least 50 workers to offer health insurance to all employees who work an average of 30 hours weekly or more. MACC will likely increase the pay of its teachers to offset the loss of hours. Teachers in Macon, Columbia, Hannibal, Kirksville, and Mexico will likely be affected. For more information, click the link below: