Latest health law review overseen by Minn.’s Kline

Published 11:02 am Thursday, November 14, 2013

WASHINGTON — There’s another congressional hearing into the launch of the nation’s new health law and this one is being overseen by a Minnesota congressman.

Republican Rep. John Kline was convening the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on Thursday for a review of the law. He’s the committee’s chairman.

Kline said he wants to study the effect of the health law on schools and colleges. He said he is concentrating on whether the law’s requirements on employers are causing some schools to reduce employee work hours.

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There has been a flurry of congressional hearings into the law, some of them spurred on by the technical problems hindering insurance signup.

Kline is a vocal opponent of the law, which takes full effect in 2014.