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View Diary: New study finds even better Obamacare numbers than reported (25 comments)

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  •  I'm one who got on employer insurance (7+ / 0-)

    Remarkably, as many as 8.2 million—most of whom were previously uninsured—enrolled for the first time in employer-sponsored plans.

    I'm one of these. My employer had me classed as temporary (though I'd been there 4 years) and part-time (though I usually worked more than 35 hours a week), and said I was ineligible for benefits. When the ACA started into effect, the employer was spurred to regularize these probably illegal employee designations, and was forced to offer me the benefits offered to its "real" employees. (The employer is, btw, not some small business, but a state government which had been trimming costs by designating many permanent employees as temps. For years.)

    Anyway, my insurance isn't through the exchanges, but it's just as much "ACA" because I'm sure I would never have gotten access to it without the ACA. In fact, everyone in my job category at this employer now has access to the employer-subsidized insurance, and that's probably several thousand.

    •  Thanks, that makes sense (0+ / 0-)

      and I'm delighted to hear that the ACA is forcing employers to straighten up and stop exploiting "temporary" or "part-time" workers.

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