Not Getting to Keep the Coverage That You Like

It’s too bad nobody was able to see this as a probably consequence of ObamaCare:

Nearly one of every 10 midsized or big employers expects to stop offering health coverage to workers after insurance exchanges begin operating in 2014 as part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, according to a survey by a major benefits consultant.
Towers Watson also found in its July survey that another one in five companies are unsure about what they will do after 2014. Another big benefits consultant, Mercer, found in a June survey of large and smaller employers that 8 percent are either “likely” or “very likely” to end health benefits after the exchanges start.

If this outcome weren’t so unexpected, one might be tempted to wonder whether President Obama’s assurances that anybody who likes his or her health coverage could keep it was deliberately deceptive.
Seems to me that I haven’t been hearing near enough from elected officials about repealing the healthcare legislation, lately.

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OldTimeLefty
10 years ago

Over 40,000,000 of us have no health insurance coverage at all. What’s your plan to include them?
OldTimeLefty

Russ
Russ
10 years ago

You seem to mistake cause and effect here. The trend towards less employer sponsored insurance has been occuring for more than a decade (at least) and is why the exchanges are being created.
Let me get this straight, you think Obama was capable of stopping the trend away from ESI by fiat?

OldTimeLefty
10 years ago

Russ,
I think Obama should have pushed for universal medical coverage under a single payer system. I do not think it advisable or desirable to have employment as the basis for health insurance. The two are not related and should not be joined. I believe that it is a legitimate function of a modern state to provide all of its citizens with health coverage through a system of taxation.
What’s your solution to the problem?

Russ
Russ
10 years ago

Can’t say I disagree, OTL. Of course, the devil’s in the details. I know quite a few French folks in town, who wouldn’t trade their system for ours…
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/07_28/b4042070.htm

Dan
Dan
10 years ago

OTL – Define “us.”

OldTimeLefty
10 years ago

My Southern Italian relatives, likewise, wouldn’t trade their system for ours. Is this a trend?
OldTimeLefty

OldTimeLefty
10 years ago

Define “us”, okay it means you and me in the “everyman” sense. What do you mean by “us”?
OTL

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