"Mr. Emanuel expects the law to produce an unadvertised but fundamental shift in where most working Americans get their health insurance — specifically, a sharp drop in the number of employers who offer coverage to their workers"
"But now Mr. Emanuel thinks that a number of well-known national companies will break the mold and begin a trend. By his estimation, the proportion of private-sector workers who receive health care from employers will fall below 20 percent by 2025. Currently, just under 60 percent of private-sector workers get health care from employers."
Why do employers offer their employees insurance? In most states they are under no legal obligation to do so. Surely it is a cost to them not to mention a huge time consumer. Because it was a benefit and benefits are part of what attracts employees.
Lets compare ACA Insurance tomorrow to insurance of the past;
- Considerably more expensive
- Requires enrollment through a dysfunctional website
- no assistance in understanding your insurance plan
- no one to turn to for help if your insurance company isn't doing what was expected
ADDENDUM [FROM HGS]: This is not our first run-in with Mr Zeke. He's been somewhat of a cause celebre for Mike (here and here). And guest-blogger Dr Stuart Fickler was none-too-pleased with Mr Zeke's cavalier attitude towards life itself.