Employees are being cut from their company insurance so that their employers don’t have to pay Obamacare penalties. Other companies are trimming staff altogether. With all the new taxes involved, they cannot afford to purchase expensive coverage for all workers.
Small businesses can save tremendous amounts of money by setting up a group health plan with MediBid. This uses HSAs so employees can get affordable medical care while having control of their own medical treatments.
Since Obamacare’s Passage, Millions Have Lost Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance
By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON November 11, 2011
Whether the decline in employer-sponsored insurance over the past 18 months is a product of Obamacare or of the Obama economy — and whether Obamacare is the principal cause of the anemic performance of the Obama economy — can be debated. But what’s clear is that, more than 25 months before Obamacare would really go into effect — if it’s not repealed first — employers are already dropping employees from their insurance rolls.
Take Walmart, for example — a prominent Obamacare supporter. Gallup writes,
“The nation’s largest private employer, Wal-Mart, announced in October that new part-time employees who work less than an average of 24 hours a week would no longer be able to get their health insurance from the company. Wal-Mart laid out several other cuts to its health insurance offerings, including some workers’ ability get coverage for their spouses. Other companies have already made and will likely continue to make similar changes to their health insurance benefits….
“If Wal-Mart’s decision is a precursor of how employers intend to manage their healthcare costs, the downward trend in employer-based healthcare will likely continue.”
So in addition to costing about $2.5 trillion over its real first decade (2014 to 2023), looting nearly $1 trillion from Medicare over that time (according to the CBO), forcing Americans to buy government-approved health insurance under penalty of law, and amassing unprecedented power and money in Washington at the expense of Americans’ liberty — if Obamacare stays on the books, you may like your health care plan, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you can keep your health care plan.
It’s time to repeal Obamacare.
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