The rebuttal of the job-loss notion is the first Q in this Q&A — perhaps CBO’s way of setting the record straight after multiple news outlets last week reported that, in the CBO’s view, Obamacare would be killing jobs in the millions. In introducing the Q&A, Elmendorf notes that the analysis of Obamacare’s impact on labor markets “has attracted a great deal of attention and raised several questions.”
That’s a nonpartisan, bean-county way of addressing massive media distortions. The Erik Wemple Blog last week sought an on-the-record interview from CBO officials on the media’s handling of the report. They declined. This is as close as we’re going to get.