Is Obamacare creating a part-time America?

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 12 2014 9:28 a.m. MST

In this Dec. 4, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks about the new health care law during a White House Youth Summit, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. For two months, the talk was all about computer code. About response times. About glitches and bugs. With the website improving and tech chatter settling down, the conversation about the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, is turning in other directions _ with an aggressive assist from political forces on the left and right. America transforming into a nation of part-time jobs because of the Affordable care Act might just be a myth, according to The Atlantic.

Carolyn Kaster, Associated Press

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America transforming into a nation of part-time jobs because of the Affordable Care Act might just be a myth, according to The Atlantic. Writer Derek Thompson published five graphs that showed how part-time employment stacks up during the Obama administration, promoting the idea that America isn’t becoming a nation full of part-time jobs.

“It is a free country, and journalists have every constitutional right to claim that we're moving toward a part-time America,” wrote Thompson. “They will, however, be in the uncomfortable position of making a falsifiable statement that has been relentlessly falsified by every available statistic. The entire increase in part-time employment happened before Obamacare became a law.”

Read the full article at theatlantic.com.

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