Democrats’ new argument on Obamacare jobs decline: It reduces “job lock”
“Yesterday, the CBO projected that by 2021 the Affordable Care Act will enable more than 2 million workers to escape ‘job-lock’ – the situation where workers remain tied to employers for access to health insurance benefits,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) office said in a news release.
The release continued: “In addition to being just plain wrong on the facts of the CBO report, the GOP seems to have forgotten that ending ‘job-lock’ has been an avowed Republican goal for years – even a highlight in the Republican Sen. John McCain’s 2008 Presidential race.”
House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) also mentioned the concept of “job lock” on Wednesday.