Category Archives: Employer BS

THE EMPLOYER MANDATE IS A GONER

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the imminent demise of Obamacare’s employer mandate: Conservatives have long known that Obamacare’s employer mandate, if implemented, will create harmful distortions in the labor market and damage the economy … When conservative policy experts and business groups first pointed this out, however, Obamacare supporters robotically recited the usual canards [...]

ANOTHER OBAMACARE FUMBLE

In today’s American Spectator I discuss the delay of the employer mandate and how it fits into a consistent pattern of White House bungling on Obamacare implementation: The White House says the decision, announced last Tuesday, to delay implementation of Obamacare’s employer mandate was made because “a dialogue with businesses” revealed the need to reduce [...]

OBAMACARE’S EMPLOYER MANDATE DELAYED UNTIL AFTER 2014 MIDTERM ELECTIONS

This is yet another confirmation that government-run health care is politicized health care. It will render the law’s implementation even more chaotic and expensive that was already the case, but the White House and its congressional accomplices couldn’t care less. Winning the election is all that matters for these creatures:

VIDEO: NCPA’S JOHN GOODMAN EXPLAINS HOW OBAMACARE HURTS LOW INCOME WORKERS

This is not news to those of us who followed the health care debate. But, if you’re still a little fuzzy on how “reform” hurts low-income workers,  John Goodman does a good job of laying out the ugly facts of life in the brave new world of ObamaCare: In short, ObamaCare makes it much more expensive [...]

ANYONE UP FOR HIGHER HEALTH COSTS?

Sorry. It doesn’t really matter what you’re up for. Thanks to ObamaCare, higher costs are what you’re going to get: Mercer [the HR consulting firm] says the new benefits from the health overhaul add about 4% to premiums. Oh, and you’ll have a higher out-of pocket bill as well: Many [companies] are finding that they [...]

VIDEO: KATHLEEN SEBELIUS TRASHES WSJ FOR REPORTING MCDONALD’S PLAN TO DUMP EMPLOYEE HEALTH COVERAGE

By now it should be obvious to every sentient being in the galaxy that President Obama was lying when he promised ObamaCare would not force people to give up insurance plans with which they were happy. In addition to the millions of seniors who will lose their MA Plans (read about the latest victims here), millions of working Americans, possibly including 30,000 McDonald’s [...]

OBAMACARE REGS RELEASED AND EVEN THE NYT VIEWS THEM WITH A JAUNDICED EYE

Yesterday, the rules governing health insurance in the brave new world of Obamacare were released, and even the cheerleaders at the NYT view them with a jaundiced eye: In some respects, the rules appear to fall short of the sweeping commitments President Obama made while trying to reassure the public in the fight over health legislation. [...]

WAL-MART BACKS EMPLOYER MANDATE?

Many free-market types have been confused as to why Wal-Mart, that shining symbol of capitalism at its best, would be in favor of a federal mandate forcing employers to provide health insurance with a government-decreed menu of benefits. Michael Cannon explains: It all became clear when the lobbyist explained the reason for Wal-Mart’s position: “Target’s health-benefits costs are [...]

OBAMA’S WEATHERVANE HEALTH ADVISORS

Today’s WSJ exposes the cynicism of Barack Obama’s main health care advisors, Jason Furman and David Cutler, who executed neat pirouettes on health policy after signing on with “the One.” Before becoming an Obamaton, Furman was a vocal advocate for very type of reforms that John McCain proposes to make in the employer-based insurance system: When President Bush unveiled a [...]

Health Care: Why is Employer-Based Insurance So Popular?

InsureBlog links to a post at Trusted.MD on the entirely unsurprising fact that most employees are satisfied with their employer-based health insurance. The post contains the following rather trite observation: Employers don’t actually pay for health insurance. They simply redirect a portion of their employees’ wages directly to the insurance carrier. Since employees never get [...]