Strategist Sheinkopf: ACA Worker Impact Report Bad for Democrats

Wednesday, 05 Feb 2014 07:14 PM

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Veteran Democratic strategist Hank Sheinkopf says a congressional report that concludes the Affordable Care Act will reduce full-time employment by millions of workers over the next 10 years is bad news for Democrats.

"Frankly, watch more U.S. senators try to figure out how to run away from this thing as quickly as possible," Sheinkopf told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"More people are going to find more ways to run in the opposite direction because no one wants to be said that they're giving more entitlements to more people at a time when the country needs a lot more jobs," he said Wednesday.

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On Tuesday, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a report that says the Affordable Care Act will shrink the workforce by the equivalent of 2.3 million full-time jobs.

Sheinkopf, a Newsmax contributor, says the real danger to Democrats, particularly in marginal states, will be the ACA's potential to destroy small businesses.

"Where you have small businesses that have limited numbers of employers . . . [it's] going to be cost-prohibitive, and what makes it worse, these guys are just going to go out of business."

But Newsday columnist Ellis Henican differed.

"It's not perfect, it's not as good as the plan I would like, but a lot of people like getting health insurance without those pre-existing-condition limitations, they like being able to keep their kids on well into their 20s," Henican said.

"You can call these entitlements, but most civilized nations have affordable healthcare, and Americans are getting used to it here now."


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