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A.C.A. Stands To Affect Grayson County Bottom Line

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GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- New policies under the Affordable Care Act are creating problems for Grayson County.      

Tuesday representatives from the Texas Association of Counties spoke to commissioners about how the ACA will affect health coverage for part-time county employees.  

Under the new policy which would take effect in 2015, part time and temporary employees that average more than thirty hours a week would have to be provided health coverage.  

But, commissioners say the county can't afford to provide coverage for all of its 100 part-timers and that they'll probably have to start cutting hours.    

"We're going to have to do something, to find the money, to pay for the Affordable Healthcare Act.  We will probably take the tact that we will have these part time employees work 29 hours as opposed to 30 hours, so that we don't have to pay for the Affordable Healthcare Act," said Grayson County Judge Drew Bynum.  

Commissioners say they will be discussing the matter in the months to come, but that the plan has to be in place by August.