HuffPo’s Useful Idiots

In this 2013 article, the Huffington Post’s presidential back-wipers gushed:

“The health care reform law heavily relies on private companies continuing to be the most common source of health care coverage and aims to stem the ongoing decline in employer-sponsored health insurance. Obamacare seeks to build on the estimated 159 million people currently receiving job-based health insurance by mandating that larger employers offer coverage to workers or face penalties starting at $2,000 per employee.”

Here’s the reality:

“GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Many small businesses in West and Southwest Michigan plan to drop health insurance coverage for employees and limit hiring, according to a new survey measuring the impact of the Affordable Care Act.”[1]

[1] Affordable Care Act prompts small firms to drop health insurance, limit hiring, survey finds, Jan. 22, 2015

And another bonus:

“• 46 percent of small firms have or are considering limiting or reducing new hiring.
• 28 percent have or are considering reducing their overall workforce.”  –ibid.

Meanwhile, former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen–a health care executive–and Obama henchman Ezekiel Emanuel both told us the ACA will eliminate employer coverage, which Emanuel says “is a good thing.

Lastly, the most honest President ever himself sold the plan thusly:

If we don’t pass it, here’s the guarantee….your premiums will go up, your employers are going to load up more costs on you,” he said. “Potentially they’re going to drop your coverage, because they just can’t afford an increase of 25 percent, 30 percent in terms of the costs of providing health care to employees each and every year. ” — President Barack Obama, Dec. 16, 2009

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