New analysis leads to heated debate over Obamacare's impact on jobs

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Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 11:25 am, Tue Mar 25, 2014.

WASHINGTON — A government analysis sparked fierce debate Tuesday, projecting that the Affordable Care Act will lead American workers to voluntarily put in fewer hours on the job, a total that would add up to the equivalent of as many as 2.5 million jobs over the next decade.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said it expected total employment and compensation in the whole economy to increase over the next 10 years.

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