The Affordable Care Act helped create thousands of jobs. As more people gained coverage and sought care, the demand for health workers rose.
The UC Berkeley Labor Center projects that overturning the law could cost the state some 269,000 jobs — primarily in the health care industry. That includes jobs at hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, labs and insurance companies. Others affected could include suppliers to the health care sector, such as food operations, janitorial services and accounting firms.