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(CNN) - A new report from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office on the effects of the Affordable Care Act, so-called Obamacare, on the U.S. economy by the year 2021 found that the new law could cause 2.3 million people to drop out of the workforce.
But, reading the fine print, the report states that the dip will come "almost entirely from a net decline in the amount of labor that workers choose to supply."
For example, some workers might choose to retire early since they will no longer have to rely on their employer for insurance. Still, Republicans are seizing on the figure.
In a tweet, Speaker John Boehner called the projected impact "devastating."
But the White House is kicking back hard on that story line.
"That's not costing jobs, that's giving typical hardworking American families more choices and more options, and that's a positive thing," Gene Sperling, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, told CNN Tuesday.
Senior strategist for Priorities USA Action, and former national press secretary for the Obama 2008 campaign Bill Burton and CNN political commentator and Republican strategist Kevin Madden discuss.
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