Figures. Experts Say Job-Killing Obamacare May Actually Leave More Americans Without Insurance
Experts now believe that Obamacare will actually leave more Americans without insurance than before the law was passed.
FOX News reported:
Meanwhile, the Obama administration has now tripled the number of waivers granted to employers who cannot meet with the requirements of the new law — from a little more than 200 to more than 700.
“Even the Obama administration is admitting by granting these waivers that they better make some exceptions or they’re going to have the unintended consequence of having more uninsured, not less,” according to Jim Capretta of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, a former official in the White House Office of Management and Budget from 2001 to 2004.
John Goodman of the National Center for Policy Analysis says “What’s happening is the federal government is trying to force workers to have a health insurance plan that’s more expensive than they or their employers can afford.”
The law now forces all plans to offer at least 750,000 dollars in annual benefits, but the administration has already granted waivers to McDonald’s and other low wage firms.
Goodman and others fear employers will just drop insurance altogether and pay the penalties, or hire fewer people.
“The cheapest thing for an employer not to do is not to hire people,” Goodman says, “to hire only temporary workers. To hire contract laborers. And then you get out from under the fines. You get out from under the mandates, but is that really where we want to go?”
Hundreds of entities from banks to church groups to school districts are saying they can’t live up to the law.
Michelle Malkin adds that the growing numbers of ObamaCare waivers alone prove it is unconstitutional: it violates the Equal Protection clause.