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September 16, 2014

Obamacare Spurs an Increase in Employer-Based Coverage

Margot Sanger-Katz: “More people may be signing up for employer-based coverage than did before.”

Katz notes that there were “uninsured people who simply chose not to buy coverage before there was a law requiring them to do so. Now they may be changing their minds.”

“This increase, if it is permanent, is going to cost employers money. But it illustrates how the Affordable Care Act is set up to build on the country’s existing insurance system rather than tear it down. The law doesn’t just create new public insurance programs. It also includes incentives designed to get more people enrolled in employer health coverage.”

“The law’s best-known and least-liked provision — the “individual mandate” — is probably causing the trend.”

Some analysts of the law (and many of its critics) forecast widespread employer ‘dumping’ of workers into new health insurance marketplaces, but there’s little evidence so far that this is happening.”

“So far, at least, more people seem to be getting health insurance from their jobs than did last year.”

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  • Mike

    “…critics forecast widespread employer ‘dumping’ of workers into new health insurance marketplaces, but there’s little evidence so far that this is happening.”
    Republicans have been completely and stunningly wrong about every single ACA prediction they’ve made thus far.

  • http://mediajunkie.com/ xian

    but Benghazi

    • Wynstone

      Just more lies from the pit of hell.

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