In The Bees article Schools funding discussed (Page B1, Dec. 10) it notes the Affordable Care Act will cost Modesto City Schools a minimum of $5 million as a penalty for not providing health care to teachers. The article also states Modesto teachers gave up health coverage for higher salaries years ago ... So let me get this straight: The district is getting fined for not providing health care to employees who do not want it. Am I missing something? This Affordable Care Act isnt so affordable.