One of the many bitter ironies relating to the creation and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, is how it is hurting many of the people it was supposed to help.
A new illustration from data analysis and visualization specialist Bob Rudis shows this quite succinctly. His mashup of data from Investors.com and Gallup collects in one chart the heartbreaking human impact of the Obamacare debacle. Below is an image detailing some of the organizations in Utah that have had to cut work hours and/or jobs because of Obamacare.
Many of these people are part of low-income households. The hours they are allowed to work are being reduced because organizations are doing what they have to do just to survive the implementation of Obamacare. If they don’t, even more jobs will be lost. The effect on these folks, with reduced hours leading to lower incomes, is one more example of the unintended consequences of this disastrous public policy.
A further irony: Many of those most affected just want the income – they don’t even need or want the insurance offered by their employers because, for example, a spouse already gets employer-sponsored insurance. Unfortunately, these victims will soon be joined by millions more who are about to feel the pain caused by Obamacare — a healthcare “solution” riddled with sickening problems.