Today HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius made this comment:
“There is absolutely no evidence, and every economist will tell you this, that there is any job loss related to the Affordable Care Act,” Sebelius said Monday in Orlando. “Part-time physicians are actually down since 2010, not up. The number of full-time workers continues to increase. I know that’s a popular myth that continues to be repeated but it just is not accurate.”
Ms. Sebelius obviously has not talked to any economists outside the beltway. Three years ago I predicted the current labor market conditions caused by the ACA.
On the other hand, given the administrations choices for other cabinet posts, we should probably be happy that Ms. Sebelius remains in her post. However, it’s clear that Kathleen Sebelius doesn’t know any economists.