The federal health law derided as a “job-killer” by critics will create an estimated 9,000 jobs in 14 states this summer to handle consumer inquiries about new online insurance marketplaces.
The jobs are through Vangent, a General Dynamics subsidiary, which was awarded a $530 million one-year contract by the federal government to set up call centers to answer inquiries (sic) related to the insurance marketplaces in 34 states where they will be run in whole or part by the federal government. Other states will run their own marketplaces with their own call centers.
“And these few thousand government-created, taxpayer-funded jobs don’t make up for the workers at the Circle K Southeast convenience store chain who will be pushed into part-time work because of the health care law. [via Free Beacon] Nor does it make up for those workers in local government, higher education, restaurants, a movie theater chain, and in other firms who will also see their hours pared back,” notes Hackbarth.
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