Small businesses dump health insurance

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Finding out what’s in it: A new study has found that small businesses are increasingly not offering health insurance to their employees since Obamacare went into effect.

The survey, conducted by Assistant Professor of Economics Leslie Muller, focused on companies that have fewer than 50 employees. Companies of that size are not mandated by the ACA to offer insurance to employees. “Small firms have faced, traditionally faced, higher costs so they’ve been strapped for a while. That doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with the ACA it just has to do with the fact that health care costs have been raising it’s been particularly hard on the small firms,” Muller said.

The Survey found that of small businesses that offered health insurance over the past two years, only 40 percent plan to offer insurance in 2015 and only 28 percent in 2016.



  • Cotour

    Thats the goal, break the employer offered healthcare model through disincentive, Obamacare, on the road to the single payer Utopia.

    Obamacare may well be the germ that causes a market based, personally owned insurance system to be formed, and there in Obama and his brand of care will have served its purpose.

  • Jake V

    Exactly. There is an interview with then candidate Obama prior to the 2008 election where he tells a union group that it would be impossible to go directly to single payer, and that there would be a first step. Obamacare is it. It’s designed to fail so that the Left can state that they tried a free market approach and it didn’t work, so we must have fully socialized medicine in America. Unfortunately and sadly for American, the Republican Party has no real interesting in repealing and replacing Obamacare.

  • PeterF

    I agree. Its about time that the “free” healthcare insurance system caused by Roosevelt’s misguided Wage and Price controls be dismantled. The progressives think they can replace it with socialism but they keep forgetting that they don’t act in a vacuum. Americans will never accept that and will react according to the laws of economics. What we need to make the transition less painless is a true conservative leader, not another establishment RINO.

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