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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    The ACA is already in full force, and our economy didn't collapse, if anything it seemed to have picked up a little steam as we approached full implimentation.

    My best guess is that companies are hanging on to this money because they don't have anything better to do with it, they are already meeting demand, investors aren't clamoring for higher dividends, etc.
    I wonder how many people enjoyed being forced into commerce. There is a real thanks Obama moment.

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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    No, not at all - it's just that many companies may be holding off on investments in equipment and employment not knowing what the actual costs associated with such expansion may be.
    There is no expansion. 100% of the corps referred to in the OP already offer insurance to their employees.

    The mountain of cash in corporate vaults climbed to a record-high of $1.4 trillion during the fourth quarter, according to a FactSet analysis of S&P 500 companies.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    But then people from most nations that have single payer do not know any better. They were born and raised on a nanny state healthcare system. And again, I not disagreeing that healthcare is prohibitively expensive. That is the point. If we go to a single payer system, healthcare will still be prohibitively expensive. The only difference is that the government will attempt to control the costs by rationing healthcare as well as how much they re-imburse doctors and hospitals. The result will be a much less profitable healthcare industry. That will in the long run result in less people getting into the medical system and less hospitals. Obamacare is already devastating small rural hospitals and clinics.
    and as i said, the ACA is not the solution i support. however, i still have yet to see a poster in a single payer country who would trade systems with us. and if there is one, let the stories begin, because i bet you that i can talk him or her out of it pretty quickly. episode one will be the case of the two thousand dollar cut thumb. episode two will be the COBRA mistake colonoscopy saga. that one had a happier ending, and only cost me eight hundred bucks.

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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

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    the COBRA mistake colonoscopy saga
    Isnt that the name of a Zappa song?
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    Isnt that the name of a Zappa song?
    i laughed.

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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    The employer mandate is fully enforced at this moment? I know it was delayed until after the 2014 election, but did it actually kick in?
    The Mandate will only affect about 2% of businesses over 50 employees and virtually all of those are under 100 employees.

    And that's not why companies are hoarding cash.
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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    I may be wrong, but I am pretty sure that most of the companies that are holding tons of money already offered insurance before the ACA, so they don't really have a need to hold money due to concerns about the ACA.
    Not every company offered health insurance and those that did are seeing the threat of rising costs looming on the horizon. My employer switched healthcare providers this year to protect themselves and the coverage is substantially reduced. For example, I just got a bill in the mail for my annual checkup that used to be paid for 100%, now it's paid at 75%. So my employer had to make a decision that many are making of either setting aside the funds to maintain the same coverage at increased costs or leave the costs the same, but offer less coverage. For those that chose (or were forced to choose by the requirements of the ACA) the option of maintaining coverage, they need to set aside the funds to cover those expenditures. For businesses that didn't offer health ins., they are now facing a substantial expenditure coming at them and need to protect themselves against it.
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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    The Mandate will only affect about 2% of businesses over 50 employees and virtually all of those are under 100 employees.

    And that's not why companies are hoarding cash.
    They're hoarding cash because its too much of a risk to invest it in a Obama economy thats 6 years old.

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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    There is no expansion. 100% of the corps referred to in the OP already offer insurance to their employees.
    Will their ins. costs increase??? The unavoidable answer to that question is a resounding "YES!!!".
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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    Will their ins. costs increase??? The unavoidable answer to that question is a resounding "YES!!!".
    Any increases caused by ACA, if they even exist, have already occurred so there's no need to wait and see what they will be.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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