No ‘Job Loss’ Results From The Health Law, Sebelius Says
Countering GOP claims that stemmed from a recent Congressional Budget Office report, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius argued that no evidence supports the idea that the overhaul will drive down employment.
CBS News: Sebelius: No Evidence Obamacare Led To Job Losses
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Monday argued the Affordable Care Act will not lead to job losses, in spite of a nonpartisan analysis that the Republican Party has used to argue just that. "There is absolutely no evidence -- and every economist will tell you this -- that there is any job loss related to the Affordable Care Act," Sebelius said at an event in Orlando, according to WESH-TV. Republicans were quick to counter the secretary -- the National Republican Congressional Committee on Monday pointed to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO)’s “bombshell report” that concluded that Obamacare would shrink the workforce by the equivalent of 2 million full-time workers by 2017 (Condon, 2/18).
Politico: Kathleen Sebelius: No Job Loss Under Obamacare
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says there is “absolutely no evidence” that the Affordable Care Act will drive down employment, despite a report from the Congressional Budget Office released Feb. 4 predicting fewer people would be working (Kalter, 2/18).