can keep your plan and your doctor, no matter what" This was the false promise
made by President Obama when he brought out his health care plan.
according to analysts and Obama's former advisor Zeke Emanuel the prediction is
that 80% of employer sponsored plans will disappear in the coming 10 years.
Analysts predict that as ObamaCare takes hold, it will
mean the end of employer-provided insurance; with former Obama adviser Zeke
Emanuel predicting that 80 percent of such plans will disappear within ten
"It's going to actually be better
for people," Emanuel argued. "They'll have more choice. Most people
who work for an employer and get their coverage through an employer do not have
Michael Thompson, from the firm explained, "The
companies will really be hard pressed to justify why they would continue to
have to spend the kind of money they spend by offering insurance through
corporate plans when there's an alternative that's subsidized by the
"For a worker making only $15 an hour, typical
employer coverage for a family costs $15,000 or $16,000, that's more than half
of that worker's annual wage," explained health care economist John
"So lots of employers," he argued, will "find it
attractive to send their low income employees to the exchange."
Initially, well before the law passed, Obama argued
employer coverage was too important to change, saying anything that would
weaken it would be wrong.
In his second debate with Republican nominee John McCain
in 2008, Obama said, "This would lead to the unraveling of the
employer-based health care system. That, I don't think, is the kind of change
that we need."
This was in reference to a proposal from McCain in 2008
where every American was offered a $5,000 tax credit instead of tax-free
insurance only for those who got coverage at work.
In the same debate, Obama said, "Now, Senator McCain
has a different kind of approach. He says that he's going to give you a $5,000
tax credit. What he doesn't tell you is that he is going to tax your
employer-based health care benefits for the first time ever."
Goodman felt that Obama "accused John McCain of
trying to undermine employer-provided health insurance. And now we find that
ObamaCare is having the very impact that Obama warned against. It may
completely erode health insurance provided by employers."