Maria Bartiromo: Obamacare Making America a ‘Part-Time Employment Country’

CNBC host Maria Bartiromo accused the Affordable Care Act of turning the United States into a “part-time employment country” on Sunday’s Meet the Press. She said that there are incentives within the health care reform law which create an incentive for business to cut back their employees’ hours.

“Beyond the glitches, there are other issues and that has had implications with the goal we’re supposed to have, and that is job creation,” Bartiromo said. “Businesses have changed their plans as a result of Obamacare.”

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“We are becoming something of a part-time employment country,” she continued. “We’re seeing some groups moved off of health care from business because business is complaining that it’s too expensive.”

Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne said that it was “not clear” that there was any evidence to support Bartiromo’s charge. He noted that America had been moving towards being a “part-time employment country” before the ACA was passed.

Watch the clip below via NBC:

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