Conservative Forbes Admits Obamacare Is Adding Jobs And Helping The Economy


Conservative magazine Forbes is a leader in anti-Obamacare rhetoric and propaganda.  Since the ACA’s inception, Forbes has been a staunch opponent of the law, finding any reason, and often no reason at all, to hate on the President and his signature healthcare reform.

It came as a surprise when an article referencing March’s jobs growth wasn’t about Obamacare costing people full-time jobs so employers could weasel out of providing health care or how many doctors will retire over the law, leaving their patients without quality care.  Forbes has apparently given in and decided to post the truth.

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Obamacare is helping create high-paying healthcare jobs, therefore it helps the economy as a whole.

From the article:

The Affordable Care Act, which is infusing millions of new paying customers into the economy who previously couldn’t afford medical care services, continues to boost jobs growth as the health industry emphasizes outpatient care and value-based medicine.

The health care industry added 22,000 jobs last month, which was about on par with February totals for health services jobs, according to the jobs report issued Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In the past year alone, 363,000 jobs have been added in the health sector. The entire U.S. economy added 126,000 jobs in March though such totals ended a string of 12 consecutive months when 200,000 jobs or more were added to employment rolls.

People in hell were given some ice water as Forbes didn’t have anything negative to say about the ACA, didn’t have any spin available as to why this was a bad thing, and didn’t forecast any doom and gloom as a result of the jobs report.

They just…reported the news…as it is, in black and white, with optimism for an industry many said would crumble when the President’s pen hit the bill and made it law.

There’s little hope that outlets like Fox News, The Blaze, Mr. Conservative and Town Hall will follow suit, but at least with this to throw in their faces they might in the very least ignore the continuous jobs growth in our country rather than attempting to turn it into a push towards socialism or offer some ridiculous reason why the economy will crash as people get healthier.

I never thought I’d put this in print:

Thank you, Forbes.  Excellent article.

H/T: Forbes | Image: Charles Topher

 

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