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Dean: Employers will drop coverage under Obamacare
Washington Examiner ^ | Sept. 30, 2011 | by Conn Carroll, Senior Editorial Writer

Posted on 09/20/2011 10:44:02 AM PDT by kcvl

Dean: Employers will drop coverage under Obamacare

Former Democratic National Committee Chairman, and doctor, Howard Dean backed a McKinsey & Co. survey today that found that almost a third of private-sector employers will drop their employee health insurance coverage when Obamacare's government-managed insurance exchanges come online.

Dean told Morning Joe, "The fact is it is very good for small business. There was a McKinsey study, which the Democrats don't like, but I do, and I think its true. Most small businesses are not going to be in the health insurance business anymore after this thing goes into effect."

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/dean-employers-will-drop-coverage-under-obamacare

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhohealthcare; dean; democrats; dumphealthcare; fail; howarddean; obama; obamacare; socializedmedicine

1 posted on 09/20/2011 10:44:05 AM PDT by kcvl
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http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/dean-employers-will-drop-coverage-under-obamacare


2 posted on 09/20/2011 10:44:45 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

That was the intent all along, plus putting insurance companies out of business..............shrink the pool, kill the companies...............


3 posted on 09/20/2011 10:47:18 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: kcvl

“The fact is it is very good for small business. There was a McKinsey study, which the Democrats don’t like, but I do, and I think its true. Most small businesses are not going to be in the health insurance business anymore after this thing goes into effect.”

What’s IT? obomacare or the fact that small businesses will drop insurance for their employees?

Hey, dumbo, the health insurance companies aren’t going to be in business anymore either!

Sure hope he practices medicine better than he speaks!


4 posted on 09/20/2011 10:52:37 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Red Badger

Right, the intent was to destroy the current system. Nothing but collapse is possible when you eliminate expenditure caps and require coverage for pre-existing conditions.


5 posted on 09/20/2011 10:54:23 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: kcvl
YEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!!!!!!!!!!
6 posted on 09/20/2011 10:58:10 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: kcvl

Watch for cities, counties and states to find “savings” by dumping their retirees and employees into the bummer care plan.

It will sink faster than the titanic. Such a legacy for our first half white president.


7 posted on 09/20/2011 10:59:46 AM PDT by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: Thank You Rush

Would you go to that clown for your medical needs?


8 posted on 09/20/2011 11:00:02 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Red Badger

Exactly true.

Obama is not, as many here state, an idiot.

He’s a true believer.

He REALLY believes that socialism is the way to go, that income redistribution is fair and proper, that the U.S. has been a racist colonial power, that Americans are too well medicated, too warm in winter, too cool in summer, and too well-fed, and that Islam is the right religious path and Israel is a western colony in an arab land. He thinks that the Constiution is a cumbersome inconvenience and he has every right to forward his agenda outside its restrictions.

He would rather be voted out of office than not pursue those ideas.

But we think differently on every count - or at least SHOULD think differently on every count. Which makes me continually wonder how the hell he was ever elected.


9 posted on 09/20/2011 11:00:34 AM PDT by ZULU (ANYBODY but Obama)
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To: kcvl
"The fact is it is very good for small business..."

If small businesses (or large ones for that matter), can't keep employees healthy--or their employees can't reasonably find healthcare on their own--business will suffer.

Perhaps in the short-term, businesses may realize smaller healthcare costs (having only to pay the "fines" for not insuring), but longer-term, the employees who can't get decent healthcare will become a huge expense.

10 posted on 09/20/2011 11:01:54 AM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a fillibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: kcvl

Essentially he admits what we all know: the ultimate goal is single-payer, government-provided health care, with private providers driven to either collapse or become quasi-governmental entities.


11 posted on 09/20/2011 11:02:56 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Red Badger
Louder...

That was the intent all along


12 posted on 09/20/2011 11:03:06 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Where's he getting these ideas? He's not smart enough to be that stupid all by himself.)
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To: Red Badger

...and then, the only way to “save” the Nation’s health care will be by implementing a “Single Payer System” (aka government controlled, socialized medicine).

You are 100% correct. “Obamacare” is working exactly as Mr. Obama and his handlers designed it to work...


13 posted on 09/20/2011 11:05:12 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't Blame Me, I voted for Kodos!)
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To: Lou L

Their employees will be hit hard, because they can’t afford insurance. Indeed, the intent is to create conditions that lead to single-payer. The Government gets to choose the insurance company that survives.


14 posted on 09/20/2011 11:07:04 AM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: WayneS

I don’t think the currency / economy will hold out long enough to implement single payer health care.


15 posted on 09/20/2011 11:07:48 AM PDT by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

16 posted on 09/20/2011 11:09:46 AM PDT by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: listenhillary
My wife's city employer dumped the employees onto a catastrophic plan with an HSA when they could no longer afford the TallTree PPO premiums for the 4th quarter of 2011. The coverage is crappy and she didn't qualify for the HSA because she is also on my insurance with an FSA. The city sent her a check for $1500. That's what she gets in place of healthcare coverage. Fully taxable of course. That's a big cut in her compensation. Many of her co-workers are putting applications out to a neighboring city with better coverage.
17 posted on 09/20/2011 11:13:14 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: kcvl

That is the whole point. Drive everyone to govt care cuz businesses can’t afford insurance under FoolSuckaCare.


18 posted on 09/20/2011 11:21:37 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: listenhillary
Such a legacy for our first half white president.

Did you mean "half wit"?

Oh, I get it. Never mind...

19 posted on 09/20/2011 11:27:51 AM PDT by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: kcvl

Howlin’ Howie signaling the hard left....Single Payer is coming! Be patient!


20 posted on 09/20/2011 11:32:46 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Red Badger
That was the intent all along, plus putting insurance companies out of business..............shrink the pool, kill the companies...............

I think so too.

And Howard Dean, at least, can be commended for his candor (if for very little else)...

21 posted on 09/20/2011 11:41:52 AM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: ZULU

“Which makes me continually wonder how the hell he was ever elected.”

Simple.

He lied.

Now I have to go and report myself to AttackWatch.

Mrs. Prince of Space


22 posted on 09/20/2011 1:28:01 PM PDT by Prince of Space ("...raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure." Sen. Obama, 3/16/06)
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To: Prince of Space

Guess I have to report myself also for questioning “The One” and receiving a response from you.


23 posted on 09/20/2011 1:38:40 PM PDT by ZULU (DUMP Obama in 2012)
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To: WayneS
...and then, the only way to “save” the Nation’s health care will be by implementing a “Single Payer System” (aka government controlled, socialized medicine).

Worth repeating.

24 posted on 09/20/2011 2:30:47 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: kcvl

I agree. We have 21 employees and pay 170,000 a year on their health insurance. We pay 100%. If this new law goes into effect we will drop their coverage and pay the fine of 2,000 per employee per year. Anyone would be stupid not to do this.


25 posted on 09/20/2011 4:55:43 PM PDT by therut
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To: therut

I don’t blame you. But, that is exactly what they (Obama, et al) intended.


26 posted on 09/20/2011 5:41:53 PM PDT by kcvl
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