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Report: Companies Are Better Off Dropping Insurance Under Obamacare

pdoyle Wrote: Jul 23, 2012 3:34 PM
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.

Here's further proof that "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" was a grand misnomer: the House Ways and Means Committee has released a report revealing that the healthcare reform law provides financial incetives for companies to drop insurance coverage. The employer mandate -- requiring that companies with over 50 employees either offer insurance of a certain value or pay a fine -- actually makes it cheaper for these companies to pay the fine. 

The promise that you can keep your plan if you like it? Well...that's not up to you, is it?

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