So sorry, healthcare-hating right wingers, but Obamacare is boosting household income and spending for just about everyone.
This is something right wingers are AGAINST. Never forget that.
Even the Wall Street Journal has to admit it:
The Commerce Department reported Monday that consumer spending rose a better-than-expected 0.4% and personal incomes climbed 0.3% in January. The new health-care law accounted for a big chunk of the increase on both fronts.
On the incomes side, the law’s expanded coverage boosted Medicaid benefits by an estimated $19.2 billion, according to Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis. The ACA also offered several refundable tax credits, including health insurance premium subsidies, which added up to $14.7 billion.