Sebelius: ‘No evidence’ O-Care costs jobs

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen SebeliusKathleen SebeliusSebelius on GOP healthcare plan: 'I'm not sure what the goal is here' Obama's health secretary to be first female president of American University Leaked email: Podesta pushed Tom Steyer for Obama’s Cabinet MORE pushed back Monday against the idea that ObamaCare will lead to job losses.

“There is absolutely no evidence, and every economist will tell you this, that there is any job loss related to the Affordable Care Act,” she told reporters in Orlando, Fla., according to media reports.

“Part-time physicians are actually down since 2010, not up," she added. "The number of full-time workers continues to increase. I know that’s a popular myth that continues to be repeated, but it just is not accurate.”

Democrats and Republicans have been slugging it out over the meaning of a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report that found ObamaCare will cost the nation the equivalent of 2.5 million full-time workers over the next decade.

Republicans claim the report is evidence of their long-standing claim that the Affordable Care Act would “kill” jobs and was an entitlement program with disincentives to work.

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