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  •  I'm not sure why that it is better (2+ / 0-)
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    Bethesda 1971, NoMoreLies

    that “the jobs figures largely represent Americans who will choose not to work rather than those who will lose their jobs or have their workweeks reduced because of the law.”

    Seems that is only slightly better that people make a decision not to work because the work doesn’t pay as well (or well enough to change their current situation) as government benefits. In fact the CBO used Casey Mulligan’s research as part of its analysis finding a sharper downturn in hours worked.

    •  This is why it is better (4+ / 0-)

      People who work more than they need or want just because that is the only way to get health insurance, are now free to live their lives optimally.  Jobs open up for the unemployed or underemployed.  Tying health insurance to employment is a failure on many levels; we're the only prosperous country that follows this system because we are lead around by a minority of idiots and ideologues

      •  That isn't what the report said (1+ / 0-)
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        Bethesda 1971

        I totally agree that separating health insurance from employment is a no brainer. but the report actually says:

        CBO estimates that the ACA will reduce the total number of hours worked, on net, by about 1.5 percent to 2.0 percent during the period from 2017 to 2024, almost entirely because workers will choose to supply less labor—given the new taxes and other incentives they will face and the financial benefits some will receive.

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