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Republicans' Dubious Claim That Health Care Law Kills Jobs
The GOP’s effort to outright repeal the health care law this week may be symbolic or just for show, but at least they’ve given their legislative push a catchy name: “Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act.”
“Job-killing,” as we’ve noted, has been a favorite adjective of the Republican leadership to describe all kinds of regulation they oppose. In regard to the Obama administration's health care law, Speaker of the House John Boehner even released a report to back up the claim that the law will cost jobs.
Here’s an excerpt:
Independent analyses have determined that the health care law will cause significant job losses for the U.S. economy: the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has determined that the law will reduce the “amount of labor used in the economy by ... roughly half a percent...,” an estimate that adds up to roughly 650,000 jobs lost. A study by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), the nation’s largest small business association, found that an employer mandate alone could lead to the elimination of 1.6 million jobs, with 66 percent of those coming from small businesses.