TPM Reader JH has a personal story about Obamacare and distortions in the labor market. This didn't come up explicitly in our stories today in the derptastically reported CBO report. But in addition to modestly strengthening the bargaining power of workers it is a big deal if more middle aged workers, who are near retirement, can retire without fear of losing health care coverage since that opens up slots for younger workers.
The CBO report suggesting that hours will be reduced now that people have another option for health insurance is certainly true in my situation. When my husband and I were raising our family I had to work in order to provide the family with health insurance as my husbands job did not provide insurance. I would have preferred to be a stay at home mother, but I did not have that option.