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Senators Discuss Employment After Affordable Care Act

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The Congressional Budget office says millions of Americans will quit their jobs because of the Affordable Care Act.

A new report says the number of full time workers will decline by two million in the next three years because of the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid, the penalties on employers that decline to offer insurance and the new taxes imposed on labor income.

"It was supposed to create jobs, it's losing jobs, it was supposed to enhance excess to jobs, instead people have been losing their insurance. It was supposed to drive down the cost, instead premiums have been escalating and at every turn it's hurt people, its hurt business its hurt jobs and it's time to replace it with something better," says Kevin Cramer.

Senator Heidi Heitkamp says the majority of the workers mentioned in the report are expected to leave voluntarily because they can retire at an earlier age or choose to stay at home with their children because they can afford health care coverage. 

Or they could decide to start a small business because they don't need coverage that comes from working for a large employer.

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