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How Obamacare Discourages Work and Marriage

Chris Jacobs –
November 25, 2013

In this post at the Foundry, Chris Edwards notes that the ACA has some bad effects for people and policy.  He argues that the law perpetuates some of the country’s worst trends that trap people in poverty. It includes disincentives for individuals to marry and for Americans of low and modest incomes to work. Discouraging work and marriage will only perpetuate poverty and income inequality, not alleviate them.