One of the least appreciated and most logically inevitable side-affects of Obamacare is apparently hitting the radar fast and furious. This is from a top o' the page story in Marketwatch titled HEALTHCARE REFORM MAY BE HELPING OLDER WORKERS RETIRE:
Last month the number of employed workers who were at least 55-years old fell by 133,000, the largest drop in half a year, according to U.S. Labor Department data. Trends also show a slowdown: Over the first quarter of the year, there was an average monthly gain of 86,000 employed older workers, down sharply from a peak of almost 300,000 two years earlier.
shove it up your ass sonny!"
“It is possible that the [Affordable Care Act] is allowing many of these workers to retire early now that they can get health care insurance outside of employment,” said Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
It will be a few years before the ACA’s full labor-market impact is seen, he added.
“I think a drop in employment of 2% among older workers is certainly plausible,” Baker said. “We’ll see something among younger workers as well, primarily parents of small children.”/blockquote>"I want my ACA!"See, real traditional family values, a mom or reinvented dad staying home with the little kids will be buttressed by the ACA. Proving once again that the real Party of Family Values is the Democratic Party.