Faculty at Harvard University are complaining that they will have to pay more for their health insurance under Obamacare, even though overall costs to faculty remain modest and employees of the Ivy League school tend to support President Obama.
Members of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences voted in November against changes to their insurance policies which would require them to pay more for coverage due to Obamacare, The New York Times reports.
But the vote was too late to stop cost increases from taking effect this month, leading to an uproar among some faculty.
Richard Thomas, a classics professor, told The Times the changes are “deplorable, deeply regressive, a sign of the corporatization of the university.”
“This pay cut will be timed to come at precisely the moment when you are sick, stressed or facing the challenges of being a new parent,” said Mary Lewis, a professor of history, calling the cost increase the equivalent of a pay cut.