Skip to comments.Employers could save billions by dropping workers from health plans, report shows
Posted on 05/01/2012 11:42:07 AM PDT by ColdOne
A new survey of Fortune 100 companies finds that the health care overhaul, contrary to the claims of its authors, created some perverse incentives for employers to drop workers from company insurance plans.
Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee surveyed the top 100 companies about how much they spent on health care -- a total of 71, covering 5.9 million employees, responded. The results suggested it would be far more attractive for companies to drop workers from those plans than keep them.
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Killing them will save even more !
We knew that from the get go.
If the “fine” was less than the policy then it makes business sense to drop the plan and pay the “fine”.
The problem has always been once Obamacare kicked in and knocked out all the private insurance plans they could then kick the fine all the way to the moon.
But they wouldn’t do that....
A Big thank you to all the RINOs in the Senate who voted this out of committee and you voted for cloture.
I have to say it:
Single payer was, and is, the goal of Obamacare. Anyone with an ounce of intelligence recognized this.
” Single payer was, and is, the goal of Obamacare. Anyone with an ounce of intelligence recognized this.”
Don’t talk about an ounce of intelligence these days : )
That would explain my wife’s plan which is requiring us to provide a government issued marriage license(we’ve been married 30 years), a copy of a mortgage statement(or lease) showing both husband and wife, a copy of a bank statement showing both husband and wife, a copy of our 2010 tax return, state issued birth certificates for all of our dependants. We had fifteen days to provide all of that or be dropped from coverage. All children were born in different states. Who the heck has their marriage license of 30 years ago? Why the FU$% do I need to send them a copy of our 1040?
As bad as my current “health” plan is that’s provided by my employer they may as well do so. It probably isn’t much worse (yeah, it’s THAT bad)
***...contrary to the claims of its authors,...***
They lied? Imagine that...
$88k isn't that much money these days. Take that family that probably pays between $300-$600 a month for the employee portion of premiums and then tell them they have to pay $1200-1500 a month.
Bye Bye middle class.
It was obvious when this monstrosity was passed that this was the plan.
That’s a whole lot of official documentation to obtain on short notice. And a heckuva lot more than the current occupant of the white house ever produced!
Small businesses in many places have already been priced out of the insurance market for a long time. It will soon be big businesses that are priced out.
This would have happened with or without Obamacare
We already have single payer in Medicare/Medicaid for half of all medical care.
Employer-paid medical, like defined benefit pensions will be increasingly scarce.
Government could simply expand medicare to include everyone that wants it and could accomplish most of what Obamacare does. That’s probably how it will happen.
Folks that are complaining about socialized medicine today are about 50 years late in doing so.
and once everyone is at the govt ‘mercy’... then those deemed ‘unfit’ or ‘less productive for society’ will have a tough time receiving any care
even if you have money... there won’t be any (legitimate) medical types to help you
nothing new here. the same thing has been played out numerous times in many other countries... all with the same results (tho the exact number of dead various, it’s always in the millions)
good times... /progressive-loathing-sarcasm
That is a key part of the Obama goal - to move everyone to government health care, to be the sole source of medical care.
Once the government is the sole source of medical care they will weild it like a club over our heads.
Who will vote against elected government officials who are the same people writing the rules dictating who gets medical care and medicines and who does not?
How many will support a candidate who wants to cut the government size and budget when the government warns that any cuts will affect their medical care?
if this comes to pass, the left will deride the businesses as “greedy” for dropping the coverage, even though they were forced to.
And that is The Plan.
What can we do, except to pray that the USSC will strike the whole damn thing down?
That sounds like a huge ordeal, and likely is overkill. But sounds like the plan is trying to weed out those who are really eligible, and to keep people from listing friends, live-ins, and assorted fringe relatives as dependents under the coverage, with no proof of a legitimate relationship. Seems like they could have gone about it in a different way, but perhaps the motive was legitimate.