Obamacare and the incentive to work

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Author(s) Chicago Tribune editorial board
Source Chicago Tribune
Date February 6, 2014
URL http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-obamacare-cbo-edit-0206-20140206,0,7698538.story
Quotes-start.png But, and here's where the impact is likely pernicious, some will quit or work less precisely because they'll now qualify for Medicaid or for subsidies under the law. In effect, they'll have a government incentive to be less productive. Some higher-income workers also will have a disincentive — higher taxes under Obamacare — for providing more labor. That is, a disincentive to work. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position Act should not have been passed on the topic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.