| Obamacare will reduce the hours Americans work by the equivalent of 2 million full-time jobs, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Harvard economics professor Greg Mankiw noted on his blog that this is most likely a modest assessment, and even more house of work will be lost. “This is a choice on a part of workers. I have no doubt, if for example, we got rid of Social Security, and Medicare, there are many 95-year-olds who would choose to work more to avoid potentially starving or to give themselves the opportunity to get health care, I don’t think anyone would say that’s a compelling argument to eliminate Social Security and Medicare,” Jason Furman, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors said at the White House Tuesday.
| "Obamacare is now beyond rescue," according to Scott Gottlieb, American Enterprise Institute resident fellow, and Megan McArdle, Bloomberg columnist. They defend this position during an Intelligence Squared Debate, Jan. 15, 2014.