Health Care Tuesday Calculates Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance

by Cathy Miller on March 20, 2012

It’s Health Care Tuesday over at my health care blog, Simply stated health care.

The post looks at the various reports that predict the future of employer-sponsored health insurance.

With so much up in the air on health reform, how accurate are the predictions?

Here’s a sneak peek at the post.

Rolling the Dice on Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance

Even non-math wizards recognize funny numbers when we see them.

Since the passing of health reform’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), the estimates of U.S. employees losing employer-sponsored health insurance have been all over the board.

  • A McKinsey Survey reported 30% of employers will definitely or probably stop offering employer-sponsored insurance in the years after 2014
  • The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Report released this month gives a worse-case scenario estimate of 20 million people losing their employer-sponsored insurance in 2019 and best-case of three to five million
  • The Robert Wood Foundation issued a brief that concludes thorough analysis…supports the conclusion that the ACA, as intended, leaves employer-coverage intact

Combine an election year and statistics, and often the result is funny math.

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