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.