Prediction 1: ObamaCare will cause employers to shift employees from full time to part time.
Liberal-biased reality: No.
A new study further undercuts a major claim by critics of the Affordable Care Act, who contended that the law would encourage companies to slash full-time workers’ hours and shift them into part-time work in order to avoid having to offer them health insurance.
The research “found little evidence that the ACA had caused increases in part-time employment as of 2015,” according to a summary of the findings published in the journal Health Affairs on Tuesday.
Prediction 2: Medicaid expansion will lead to job cuts.
Liberal-biased reality: Mmmm…
A related analysis released Tuesday also found that the expansion of Medicaid benefits to more poor adults in the United States — a crucial component of Obamacare — did not lead to job reductions or other significant employment changes in 2014, when the Medicaid expansion’s effects began being broadly felt.
So there you have it. Two predictably wrong predictions.
And since House Republicans sent a bill to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood to President Obama today, the study will be roundly denounced as liberal elitist jiggery pokery and perhaps shenanigans too.
The study: Little Change Seen in Part-Time Employment as a Result of the Affordable Care Act is behind a pay wall, but here’s the abstract.