GOP: Schools cutting workers' hours to avoid ObamaCare penalty

Although the lawmakers did not cite any examples of cuts to full-time teachers, they said the cuts are nevertheless hurting children's education.

"We are greatly troubled by the recent cutbacks across our state and ask that your office study these dangerous consequences," the lawmakers wrote in a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen SebeliusKathleen SebeliusJohn Roberts has tough job of keeping faith in Supreme Court Price was a disaster for HHS — Time for an administrator, not an ideologue Trump says he's unhappy with Price MORE.

The IRS recently said school districts cannot factor out summers and other school breaks when calculating workers' hours, according to the lawmakers' letter.

"Secretary Sebelius, as a former Governor, we are sure you can appreciate the difficult choices being made in the heartland to deal with decisions handed down from Washington, D.C.," they wrote. "Hundreds of middle class Hoosiers working in schools will now suffer the consequences of a law you told the American people would serve as a solution to making health care affordable for the middle class."

The employer mandate applies to all employers with more than 50 full-time workers.

Employers must pay a penalty if more than 30 full-time employees are not offered insurance. After the first 30 workers, the employer must pay a $2,000 penalty for each worker who gets a subsidy from the federal government to buy insurance on his or her own.

The letter to Sebelius was signed by Reps. Marlin Stutzman, Susan BrooksSusan Wiant BrooksHeart-stopping cybersecurity threats — literally Overnight Tech: White House unveils tech education initiative | Bannon reportedly sought to spy on Facebook | Uber CEO to appeal London ban | John Oliver rips AT&T-Time Warner merger Overnight Finance: SEC says hackers may have profited from stolen info | Senators to grill Equifax, Wells Fargo chiefs | Trump hits North Korea with new sanctions MORE, Larry BucshonLarry Dean BucshonDem says ObamaCare repeal effort moves US ‘toward single-payer’ The Hill's 12:30 Report Watch: House GOP veterans appear in Memorial Day video MORE, Luke Messer, Todd Rokita, Jackie Walorski and Todd YoungTodd Christopher YoungRepublican senators wrestle with their Roy Moore problem GOP mobilizes against Moore GOP senator: We must protect the Senate's integrity if Moore doesn't step aside MORE. They are all Republicans from Indiana.