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Yeah, like access to education, worker safety laws, Social Security, Medicare, worker's rights, ending slavery (Yes, Lincoln was Republican, but they were not the conservative party then - just pro-business), freedom, democracy (both liberal ideas in their day), free speech, the second amendment (more than liberal, it was RADICAL). Yeah liberals have certainly screwed the pooch.
This is the stupidest argument against the act that I've heard since the "death panel" BS. Currently, most larger employers offer health benefits because as a group they can get a benefit that is worth more to a prospective employee than they have to pay to get it. It is a way of attracting and retaining good people. Why would a company that currently sees a benefit in providing this benefit when there is NO penalty for not providing it, suddenly decide that it would be a good idea to stop doing so when there IS a penalty? Right now, they can drop coverage and it costs them NOTHING, yet they do not do so. Your premise is that once it costs $2,000/employee to do what they could always do for free, it will be an attractive alternative.
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