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Study finds the Affordable Care Act has not had the negative effect on jobs

02:19 EDT 7 Aug 2017 | Medical Xpress

As the debate over the Affordable Care Act boiled over in Washington, D.C., this summer, a working paper written by Stanford economists threw cold water on a claim made by several of the law's critics: that it was killing American jobs. That argument was founded on early projections made by the Congressional Budget Office. But the working paper written by Gopi Shah Goda, Mark Duggan and graduate student Emilie Jackson showed that these predictions were inaccurate – the ACA has actually had little aggregate impact on the labor market. And just a few days after their paper was released, the so-called "skinny bill" to repeal the ACA was defeated in the Senate, leaving the law intact.

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