Health Care Law Projected to Cut the Labor Force
WASHINGTON — A Congressional Budget Office analysis released Tuesday predicted that the Affordable Care Act would shrink the work force by the equivalent of more than two million full-time positions. NY Times
No, CBO did not say Obamacare will kill 2 million jobs
The Fact Checker had to repeatedly explain that the Congressional Budget Office never said that the Affordable Care Act “killed” 800,000 jobs by 2021. Now, the CBO has released an updated estimate, nearly the triple the size of the earlier one: 2.3 million in 2021. The Washington Post. FACT CHECKER: The Truth Behind the Rhetoric
Healthcare Reform is working as planned and it's fantastic news for our country and our people. The CBO (congressional budget office) projects that 2.5 million full-time positions in the next ten years.
Because workers will CHOOSE NOT TO WORK FULL-TIME.
In my educated opinion, this is a totally healthy choice from a mental health and self-care perspective. So many people feel forced to get and keep jobs that they don't want, are bad for them, and don't even need to be full-time positions. Probably a third of full-time job hours are spent by employees not working, simply because they have to be there, it's a stable job, and they can't afford to leave the job because they need health care and so do their children and/or spouses.
That's one of the purposes of this reform measure, to reform the system away from this quid-pro-quo situation that is simply taken for granted now. FT work means benefits and a salary, and that also lots of times means working over-time for no extra pay. We want people to HAVE more choice so that they AREN'T tied to their jobs because they need healthcare and insurance!
Corporations and the power-brokers in Washington want you to have less choice and to keep you as a slave to their needs. Opponents of the ACA, who derisively call it Obamacare (namely GOP Republicans) will spin this as bad for "business" and the economy and for people in general.
But, it's fantastic for everyone - individuals, families, children, for the job market, especially job seekers, and anyone who values being able to have control over their own lives. Congratulations, Americans, we are finally doing what's right and best for us. Let's keep it up!