Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Employer Mandate Under the Radar

And under the gun.

The (Evil) Individual Mandate continues to garner the lion's share of press, but the (also Evil) Employer Mandate is beginning to get some (dis)respect:

"Whereas other suits hinged mostly on a challenge to the law's "individual mandate" ... the Liberty University case also challenged similar requirements on employers to extend coverage to workers."

Currently, employers are under no requirement (other than market forces) to offer group health insurance to employees. Under ObamneyCare©, that all changes: employers will be forced to install ever-more expensive group health plans or face a stiff penalty.

As we've long remarked, this is a no-brainer for employers: given the burdensome new minimum health insurance packages required under ObamneyCare©, any fines (aka taxes) will look like a bargain.

Remember that phrase "if you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance?"

Good times, good times.
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