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  •  It's the least important part. (7+ / 0-)

    What's being pushed back is the penalty for businesses that fail to provide affordable insurance to their employees who qualify for subsidies on insurance. As I learn more about the law, that's actually a good thing, since what's considered affordable through a job is more than what the exchange plans will cost with the subsidy -- especially in the lower income tiers, where insurance is essentially free.

    •  It's not a good thing (1+ / 0-)
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      Many people now receiving employer paid health insurance will probably lose it, thanks to the postponement.  Even employers who offer good insurance will be looking for any way to boost the bottom line by dumping their health plans, making employees buy it on their own.

      It's a huge cash windfall for companies.

      "If you can't take their money, eat their food, drink their booze and then vote against them, you have no business being in DC."

      by Betty Pinson on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 04:44:57 PM PDT

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      •  Insurance should not be tied to employment. (3+ / 0-)
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        Dburn, virginislandsguy, sethtriggs
        Many people now receiving employer paid health insurance will probably lose it, thanks to the postponement.
        There is no reason whatsoever to have employers as middlemen for insurance.  Do you have any actual support for an argument that the best outcome is being achieved via a terrible method?

        -7.75 -4.67

        "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

        There are no Christians in foxholes.

        by Odysseus on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 05:32:01 PM PDT

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