Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Dueling worldviews on the jobs impact of the healthcare bill.

Is this fair reporting?

The Washington Post and AP run a story headlined, "FACT CHECK: Shaky health care job loss estimate."    Says that the GOP is on "shaky" ground when it says that Obamacare will hurt jobs.

But the WP/AP story makes no mention of a new letter signed by 200 Republican economists--including big names, such as Doug Holtz-Eakin, June O'Neill, and Art Laffer--that says that the legislation will, in fact, hurt jobs.   Seem like an omission to me.

This was the subject of my "Skype Gripe" on Foxnews.com "Fox News Watch" home page. Should be posted soon.

2 comments:

  1. This not to say that there is a very bubbling sea
    of malcontent among doctors and medical groups who feel that they will not be able to sustain the 21 century financial strain of running a medical practice. A doctor can always do something else. So you add this to the anticipated job loss and we are going to have to raise the debt ceiling to Pluto.

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  2. I don't doubt that job creation is going to suffer from this new law and many other implications. I find that my treatment under the initial stages is changing and my net losses as opposed to last year are affected by regulations and doctor's uncertainty and MDs unprepared for change. A recent poll says they will wrap it up in high numbers. That's a job negative.

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