Budget Office Director Says Health Law Hasn't Hit Economy

As a Supreme Court ruling on the health care law nears, theories abound as to what the economic effects of the court’s decision will be. On Wednesday, Douglas W. Elmendorf, director of the Congressional Budget Office, wasn’t eager to enter that fray — but he disputed the view pushed mostly by Republicans that the health care law has, to this point, hurt employment.

Speaking to reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast on Wednesday, Mr. Elmendorf said, “We don’t think that the health care law is having a significant impact on the economy today.”

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Source: The New York Times