Study Proves Republicans Totally Wrong: Obamacare Doesn’t Kill Jobs


A new study from the Urban Institute proves that Republicans are wrong about Obamacare killing jobs.

The August 2015 study from the Urban Institute found:

„ We find that the ACA had virtually no adverse effect on labor force participation, employment, or usual hours worked per week through 2014. This conclusion is true for ACA policies overall and for the Medicaid expansions in particular, and it applies to the full sample of nonelderly persons and to the subgroup of nonelderly persons with a high school education or less who are more likely to be affected by the ACA. „

For nonelderly adults with a high school education or less, we find that employment in 2014 is 1.8 percentage points higher than what would be expected given the rates of unemployment, demographic characteristics and pre-existing time trends. This finding is inconsistent with predictions that the ACA would decrease employment. „

Also for nonelderly adults with a high school education or less, we find that part-time employment is higher than expected by 0.5 percentage points. This finding is consistent with some predictions that the ACA would increase part-time work, but may also reflect the continuing recovery in the labor market. This difference is sufficiently small, however, that we find no evidence of a change in the number of hours worked in 2014 and thus no overall change in labor supply beyond what would be expected. „

The ACA’s Medicaid expansions had virtually no effect on labor market outcomes through the end of 2014. This finding is consistent with the best available previous evidence, which suggests any effects of Medicaid expansions on employment are likely to be small.

Sen. Ted Cruz has been falsely claiming for years that Obamacare is the biggest job-killer in America.

Speaker of the House John Boehner claimed that Obamacare will kill 2.3 million jobs:

Gov. Bobby Jindal has pushed the myth that Obamacare kills jobs, “Why not delay all of the mandates in Obamacare [which] has become such a job killer in our economy.”

In fact, it is nearly impossible to find a Republican who hasn’t embraced the false statements about the ACA and jobs. The reality is that every Republican, who claims that Obamacare kills jobs is lying. The studies and economic data agree that the ACA has had no impact on jobs.

Any Republican who claims that Obamacare kills jobs is not being honest. Instead of asking for Republicans to tell the truth, it’s time for the American people to confront them with the facts and ask why they don’t want us to have access to affordable healthcare.

14 Replies to “Study Proves Republicans Totally Wrong: Obamacare Doesn’t Kill Jobs”

  1. They have nothing except to try to rip apart other accomplishments. They do nothing but say NO. The party of NO.

  2. …which includes, but not limited to: no heart, no brain, no compassion, no ideas, no compromise, no bi-partisanship, and no balls…

  3. Speaking of Obama. Both links are sort of gossipy without naming names mostly except for major supporters. Interesting. I know Dean was saying last week Biden cannot jump in due to women. Dean learned in 08 the fury women feel when we are marginalized when we sent him bags full of scathing letters for his handling of misogyny by ignoring it for a year!

    Women will be fierce to anyone who gets in our way in the wrong way and Biden is concerned about Emily’s List and NOW who would attack him for Anita Hill.

  4. maybe the jobs weren’t killed because they had to pass before the imagined Republican death panels before they were officially killed…

  5. …when was the last time you saw a reputable study say “Republicans Right…” ??? I think the last honorable Republican President was Dwight D. Eisenhower…after him was Nixon, then downhill all the way til now!!!

  6. Didn’t the new majority gas bag led congress promise jobs???

    The Cost To Our Economy From Republican Obstruction And Sabotage

    GOP Obstructionism Pushing 70 Percent Of American Families Closer To Ruin

    How many potential jobs were killed with this?
    $478B Infrastructure Bill Blocked by Senate GOP

  7. Republicans can be consistently wrong about everything, can lie through their teeth, and make up their own reality out of whole cloth. Yet they still get elected thanks to the fact that America is not a functioning democracy anymore. We can thank the lack of educational standards, the mainstream media for totally dumbing down the average American voter, and apathy that causes people to stay home instead of voting.

    America truly is an Idiocracy.

  8. [1]
    CBO never said ObamaCare will cause the loss of 2+ million jobs.
    Rethuglicans that try to claim that mendacity earn THREE PINOCCHIOS from WaPo:


    THE FACTS: According to the Labor Department, the unemployment rate was 9.9 percent in March 2010, when Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. In June of this year, it had fallen to 5.3 percent. The economy has added more than 12 million jobs since March 2010

    CBO in June, 2015 said REPEALING ObamaCare will INCREASE the Budget Deficit by $137 BILLION

    FACTS … they have such a Liberal bias

  9. O/T but still relates to healthcare
    Wow, it turns out that “marxist harpy” Michelle Obama’s dastardly plan to force kids to eat vegetables and go play outside isn’t unpopular after all:

    According to the poll, 86 percent of Americans support the nutritional standards required by the law.

    Two-thirds of Americans say the nutritional quality of food served in public school cafeterias is excellent or good, which is up from 26 percent when a similar poll was conducted in 2010, before the new standards were adopted.

    And 93 percent of those surveyed believe that it is very important or somewhat important to serve nutritious foods in schools to support children’s health and capacity to learn.

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