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The ACA: Some Unpleasant Welfare Arithmetic
National Bureau of Economic Research [NBER] Link to more items from this source
Apr. 7, 2014
"Under the [ACA], between six and eleven million workers would increase their disposable income by cutting their weekly work hours. About half of them would primarily do so by making themselves eligible for the ACA's federal assistance with health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket health costs, despite the fact that subsidized workers are not able to pay health premiums with pre-tax dollars. The remainder would do so primarily by relieving their employers from penalties, or the threat of penalties, pursuant to the ACA's employer mandate."

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