Study: Obamacare could send 1 million workers to welfare
Health insurance is so important to many Americans that it‚Äôs the only reason they have jobs. That‚Äôs what a new study concludes, and it could pose substantial problems for the Affordable Care Act.
The study, ‚ÄúPublic Health Insurance, Labor Supply, and Employment Lock‚ÄĚ by university professors Craig Garthwaite, Tal Gross, and Matthew J. Notowidigdo, is the latest indictment of Obamacare. If childless, lower-income adults can get insurance through the Affordable Care Act‚Äôs Medicaid expansion, as many as 1 million could quit their jobs....
They'll be on welfare anyway, when they get a medical bill they can't afford. There is getting more and more companies quitting giving medical insurance, q.v., Give healthcare a chance to evolve.
David Lawder wrote: "What we're hearing right now is the sound of Republican heart rates going up: Obamacare is coming," said Representative Jim McDermott, a Democrat from Washington state. "These last benefits are going to happen - like it or not - and worse, they're going to work."