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Health reform mandate may cost county millions more
Bakersfield Californian

The county of Kern is stuck in an employee pickle with millions at stake and just six months to go before key provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act take effect on Jan. 1.

On Tuesday, Kern County supervisors will grapple with the impact of a portion of health care reform that requires employers to provide health insurance coverage for all full-time employees — workers who spend more than 59 hours on the job each two-week pay period.