7 Million Will Lose Employer-based Health Plans

According to the Congressional Budget Office, Obamacare will push 7 million Americans off of their employer-based health plans by 2022. So much for the law’s goal of introducing an era of universal coverage.

The 7 million figure, reported Tuesday, is a revision.

The CBO’s previous estimate, released in August, was roughly half the size.

So where does it end? Will the next estimate double the current projection to 14 million?

It’s a fair question. Roughly 55% of Americans are insured through their employers.

How many will lose the plans that they like due to government meddling in a system that was broken by government in the first place? Employer-based coverage as it has evolved from government policy isn’t ideal.

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