How Can a Health Care Bill be a Job Killer?


You might have heard on the news or seen in the headlines, the Republicans are trying to repeal the recently passed Health care bill because it's a "job killer." You might be thinking, that sounds odd. What effect can a health care bill have on jobs, especially if you don't work in the health care industry?

Like everything else in politics, it's complicated. The Republicans who want to repeal the bill say the law could lead some employers to hire fewer workers, and the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office seems to give that argument some weight. Rigid requirements for employers to offer more health insurance to employees could discourage them from doing more hiring.