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Subject: Re: On ACA and "freedom" to leave your Date: 2/6/2014 4:11 PM
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Because the effect is not just limited to health care not being "tied to their employer" - a non-trivial number of people will receive health care that is either free to them, or heavily subsidized. This creates incentives not to work, particularly among the Medicaid eligible. Here's the explanation from the CBO report itself:

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So we are not talking about 'otherwise productive people' quitting work simply because of cheaper health care. These are people who don't need to work? People who ONLY work to pay for health care?

Even if I got free health care (I did at one point) I would still work. Who is in such a position? It certainly can't be a broad brush statement that says Obamacare is a disincentive to work across the board.
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