Study: Obamacare could send 1 million workers to welfare
Health insurance is so important to many Americans that itâ€™s the only reason they have jobs. Thatâ€™s what a new study concludes, and it could pose substantial problems for the Affordable Care Act.
The study, â€śPublic Health Insurance, Labor Supply, and Employment Lockâ€ť 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 Actâ€™s 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."