Skip to comments.Four Million Fewer Covered at Work Under Obamacare
Posted on 03/14/2012 9:48:09 AM PDT by Kaslin
A new report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office states that by 2016, Obamacare will result in 4 million people fewer people getting health insurance coverage from their employers.
The estimate is a vast increase from the CBO prediction just a year ago that 1 million would no longer obtain coverage from their employers. And it raises substantial questions about the veracity of one of Obama’s key pledges in selling the health care law – that everyone who wants to keep their current health insurance plan and doctor could do it.
It’s not clear how many of the 4 million would be forced out as a result of employers dropping coverage. But it can be assumed that many will indeed lose their insurance and have to seek it elsewhere, since few people would seem likely to intentionally abandon coverage provided by an employer.
And many employers have already indicated that they would rather drop coverage and incur fees from the government than continue to provide it.
According to a survey published last summer by the Towers Watson consulting firm, almost one in ten medium to large size employers said they are likely or very likely to end health benefits for their workers.
During the debate over the health care law, Obama repeatedly and emphatically asserted everyone would be able to keep their current insurance if they wanted, even suggesting those who said otherwise were not telling the truth. Here’s an example.
The CBO also projects that 2 million fewer uninsured will gain insurance under the law than previously thought, with the total uninsured population declining by 30 million instead of 32 million.
While the law increases the number of people with health insurance, it does not provide for universal insurance. Instead, the number of non-elderly legal residents with insurance will rise from 82 percent in 2012 to 93 percent in 2022.
This is BY DESIGN. They wanted this to happen so those people will be forced to go on the government option. We knew this was going to happen before it was even passed.
Yep, I will lose mine when ObamaCare comes to fruition.
So in other words, “mission accomished”?
Of course it’s ‘by design’. The Obama Leftists figure if they can’t get single-payer right now, they’ll just destroy the system we have currently and the only choice will then be government-run healthcare. All calculated and planned.
The catch is....this November, they will suffer a major setback. Since MOST of us are going to send their stupid @sses packing. Them AND their socialist bullcr@p.
Even more millions will not have health care under Obamacare. There are provisions within it that mandate an identity chip be inserted under your skin. Refuse to do it, and you won’t receive medical care. But you will still have to pay taxes to fund it. I don’t like the idea of having an RFID chip inserted in my body by this government, and I think millions more will refuse the procedure.
If this were not the design he never would have gotten Dennis Kucinich’s vote. Remember, he was a “no” until the secret meeting on the plane with Obama.
I hope you are right but I have my doubts. 50% of the people are now net tax receivers and they won't want to take a cut. Plus the GOP field absolutely sucks.