An Affordable Care Act mandate could cost a Nebraska city thousands of dollars to provide health insurance for two Columbus Aquatic Center employees.

According to the Columbus Telegram, a provision in the federal act requires the city to offer health insurance to employees who work 40 hours a week. The employees, who worked the morning shift, previously were classified as “temporary” and not covered by the city’s health insurance program. If these employees were to enroll in the health insurance program, it would cost the city upwards of $36,000 annually.

This figure has the city's mayor, Mike Moser, questioning whether the expense given the small number of people using the Aquatic Center during the early morning hours.

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