Originally Posted by TonyR
The problem is we don't have a control test. In other words, we don't know whether or not companies would be doing this whether ACA was coming or not. Healthcare costs are increasing rapidly with or without it. So it would stand to reason that companies would move in this direction regardless. Is ACA causing more companies to do this, and/or causing them to do it sooner? Maybe. But we have no way to know for sure. What we do know is that in a tough economy and a competitive environment companies are always looking for ways to cut costs. And this is a clear way to do it. Which is all the more reason why we need to figure out a way for everyone to have access to affordable healthcare in this country.
Companies are doing this. Tying an insurance mandate to full-time employment has VERY predictable consequences. Obamacare was supposed to make things better, not worse.
You also need to realize that, with Obamacare, the U.S. is the only country in the world that forces a large segment of the population to subsidize everyone else's healthcare, without actually being able to receive any healthcare themselves.
That is oppression...and will never last.