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  •  I knew this would be a consequence (3+ / 0-)

    This was an easy one.  It's always been an easy one to figure. So many people work have been working at just the right number of hours to get their benefits.  It makes complete and total sense to a reasonable person that many of those people would be able to work fewer hours, and still get health insurance for the same cost.  

    That switch  in behavior makes a huge difference for working families with school aged children.  It means that one of those parents, or that single parent will be able to have more time to spread between the duties of just being a parent of a kid in school.

    Streichholzschächtelchen

    by otto on Thu Feb 06, 2014 at 04:01:09 PM PST

    •  Also, some folks have been holding off on (1+ / 0-)
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      retirement in order to hang on to their health care. None of these people were working because their employers were being charitable--the jobs needed doing.
      With 3 job seekers for every job now, other folks will get hired to do the work. It isn't even a loss of "the equivalent of 2 million workers"--if anything it is an increase in new hiring to fill those jobs/hours.
      CNN did not really clean up their reporting here. They just added more garbage to the pile. I never watch them anymore & this is why.

      Warren is neither a Clintonesque triangulator nor an Obamaesque conciliator. She is a throwback to a more combative progressive tradition, and her candidacy is a test of whether that approach can still appeal to voters.-J. Toobin "New Yorker"

      by chuck utzman on Thu Feb 06, 2014 at 07:25:33 PM PST

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      •  Also, many have held off starting a business (4+ / 0-)

        because of health care costs.

        Those 2 million - I'll bet at least 10% of them will starting businesses. The CBO report isn't a job neutral assessment - it's job-positive.

        "What could BPossibly go wrong??" -RLMiller "God is just pretend." - eru

        by nosleep4u on Sat Feb 08, 2014 at 08:50:29 PM PST

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        •  this right here, why we don't yell this as loud as (1+ / 0-)
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          possible I do not understand.

          this report proves that "Obamacare" creates jobs by creating business by freeing the Great American Worker (que Wagnerian music and sappy background pic of a puppy) to  innovate and prioritize and how you say.......become a job creator by starting a business to plug the damn hole they had to plug every day at their previous job for crappy hours and pay.....

          Honestly, the ACA is a huge impetus to open your own business now that your ass can be covered......I honestly think this if allowed to work and improved a little here and there, adding a little competition from Medicare, anyway, I digress...This has the possibility to free the people who now are stuck in their crap corporate job and allow them to open the next damn Apple or Dell...........

          We should be trumpeting this from the damn hills and cutting their knees off while smiling.......

          Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
          I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
          Emiliano Zapata

          by buddabelly on Sat Feb 08, 2014 at 09:09:26 PM PST

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      •  RIGHT, why is it this is not acknowledged? (0+ / 0-)

        "The poor can never be made to suffer enough." Jimmy Breslin

        by MDhome on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 08:39:34 AM PST

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      •  And I am one of them. (1+ / 0-)
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        I was clinging to a job - a job I loved, BTW - because I finally had health insurance.  I say clinging because I had been dealing with health issues that made it extremely difficult to do my job - to do any job, really.  I finally bailed out in mid-October, paid one month of COBRA, and picked up an ACA policy as of January 1.

        I cannot tell you how grateful I am for this!  My personal plan was to work until I was 67 or so.  But when my condition changed [my body never asked permission nor did even give two weeks notice that it was going to start malfunctioning] I knew I was in trouble.  

        I was certain the heartless Rs in Congress wouldn't be able to repeal the ACA, but I was worried they might derail it.  I was not sure I could hang on one more year to age 65.  And I sure as heck could not have gone COBRA for a full year.

        Grateful - grateful - grateful.

        "The French have no word for entrepreneur!" G. W. Bush

        by bbuudd on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 05:21:45 PM PST

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