(Advertisement)

Agency: Health law curbs work carrot

Tax credits, employer mandate seen paring job hours by up to 2% in 2017-24

Posted: February 5, 2014 at 5:01 a.m.

White House press secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday at the White House that because of the Affordable Care Act, individuals, over time, “will be empowered to make choices” about how much they want to work and still be able to have health care.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will reduce the total number of hours Americans work by the equivalent of 2 million full-time jobs in 2017, the Congressional Budget Office said, sparking renewed Republican criticism of the law and a fresh defense from the White House.

This story is only available from our archives.

Front Section, Pages 1 on 02/05/2014

(Advertisement)



« Previous Story

Principles and pragmatism

U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, who represents the farming region of eastern Arkansas and is approximately as dedicated a Tea Party Republican as you’ll find, was explaining a whi... Read »

Next Story »

Juan Day makes it official, signs with Hogs

North Little Rock running back Juan Day smiles prior to a signing ceremony where he made his commitment to Arkansas official on Wednesday morning. He's flanked by Kavin Alexander (left), who signed with Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Josh Williams (right), who signed with Central Oklahoma.

Juan Day has signed with his favorite team. Read »