Harvard faculty were all for Obamacare — until their own healthcare plans started changing

dJanuary 7, 2015

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, Rare:

Harvard University faculty expressed dissatisfaction in November upon learning that Obamacare was changing their healthcare plans.

The average American might find irony there.

As Reason’s Robby Soave observes, “the Harvard University faculty is among the most pro-Obamacare cohort in the country; many of Harvard’s top professors even served as advisors to the president and Congress, helping to craft and approve the Affordable Care Act.”

For instance, 96 percent of 2012 political donations from Ivy League faculty and staff did go to President Obama’s campaign.

But after helping craft the law and heavily support for the president, the faculty voted to oppose changes that would increase their healthcare costs, per a New York Times report:

Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the heart of the 378-year-old university, voted overwhelmingly in November to oppose changes that would require them and thousands of other Harvard employees to pay more for health care. The university says the increases are in part a result of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act, which many Harvard professors championed.

 

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