The five great lies of the
We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.
The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that only about 7 percent of employees currently covered by employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) will have to switch to subsidized-exchange policies in 2014. However, our early-2011 survey of more than 1,300 employers across industries, geographies, and employer sizes, as well as other proprietary research, found that reform will provoke a much greater response. More information about the survey methodology is available on the McKinsey & Company Web site.
- Overall, 30 percent of employers will definitely or probably stop offering ESI in the years after 2014.
- Among employers with a high awareness of reform, this proportion increases to more than 50 percent, and upward of 60 percent will pursue some alternative to traditional ESI.
- At least 30 percent of employers would gain economically from dropping coverage even if they completely compensated employees for the change through other benefit offerings or higher salaries.
- Contrary to what many employers assume, more than 85 percent of employees would remain at their jobs even if their employer stopped offering ESI, although about 60 percent would expect increased compensation.
How US health care reform will affect employee benefits - McKinsey Quarterly - Health Care - Strategy & Analysis
No government should mandate the purchase of a good or service. Amending the constitutional would only make such legislation legal at the federal level. Romneycare in Massachusetts is perfectly constitutional, but it was still a bad idea. Legally permissible or not, individual mandates are bad government.
As for the idea that some "solutions" actually worsen the problem - which Obamacare certainly does - a big reason that such remedies are such bad medicine is because they often start with an inaccurate diagnosis. Obamacare starts from an incorrect premise: that the market doesn't work and more government intervention is needed. The opposite is, in fact, true; government intervention is the problem and more free market solutions are the solution.
Last edited by Blackstone; 11-30-11 at 08:21 PM.
Not sure I understand the question. If one is against it, what difference does it make if it's an amendment or merely a law? Being an amendment only means it's legally enforceable.
I love the smell of burning moonbat in the morning.
Last edited by Blackstone; 11-30-11 at 08:39 PM.
I personally prefer a UHC system through taxation instead of the individual mandate system. If someone wants extra care, they can buy private health insurance as well and go to private hospitals. Like Redress, I did not vote because the title says, "To those against Obamacare".
Last edited by whysoserious; 11-30-11 at 08:46 PM.
Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.