Originally Posted by BroncoInferno
You aren't thinking this through very clearly. Why do businesses offer health care coverage to their employees to begin with? After all, it's an extremely expensive benefit, often doubling the total compensation the employee receives from the company. They certainly weren't doing it out of the kindness of their hearts. The answer: to attract high-quality employees. I doubt there are many CEOs out there dumb enough to think they can dump their employess coverage and successfully pin it on Obamacare. They may have used that as a scare tactic before the election, but I doubt you see this happening too much. After all, the purpose of offering eployees healthcare is to make your business competitive with competitors who offer the same, and that environment is not going to change. If some CEO dumps coverage, he's going to watch the quality of his work force deteriorate as his pissed off top employees migrate to competitors.
Correct. Benefits are offered to make businesses competitive with the workforce.
We will likely continue to see companies that employ a large amount of unskilled labor (e.g. retail establishments) shed full time jobs in favor of part time jobs, but as has been discussed before, this is nothing new.