By Jonathan Easley - 03/03/14 01:52 PM EST
The Affordable Care Act contributed to a rise in personal income and consumer spending in January, according to a report released Monday by the Department of Commerce.
The healthcare law also contributed to the .4 percent rise in consumer spending for January. Increased demand for healthcare services led to an additional $29 billion in spending for the month, the Bureau of Economic Analysis found.
The report is based on preliminary data provided by the government and ObamaCare exchanges.