| On Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday night Kimmel asked his audience how many of them had signed up for Obamacare. The answer was dead silence. He proceeded to go into a hilarious skit mocking the complexity surrounding the Obamacare website.
| Only 19 percent of Latinos have sought out health insurance on the exchanges, according to a Commonwealth Fund survey. The government launched CuidadoDeSalud.gov (the Spanish form of Healthcare.gov) in December. One reason for the scant interest could be that many Latino families have never had health insurance, according to Xavier Morales, executive director of the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California.
| "Obamacare and jobs aren't a good match," according to American Enterprise Institute resident scholar Stan Veuger. "By creating incentives that will cause millions to leave the labor force, employment will be even more scarce."
| 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.