Employers Describe How ObamaCare is Squeezing Them

This will be the big year for employer insurance and ObamaCare.
Check it out:

CALLER: I have a problem. I have a business, and I got my new insurance plan in April, and my insurance went up for my employees by $117,000. My deductibles went from $2,000 to $5,000. There’s no way my employees can afford to do that, and I pay 75% of my employees’ premium and they pay 25%. They pay the first $1,000; I pay the rest. I have to let employees go to pick up the difference.

RUSH: Now, let me see if I understand. You said that what goes up $117,000?

CALLER: My employees’ insurance.

RUSH: For all of your employees, the total increase to cover them all is an additional $117,000?

CALLER: That is correct.

RUSH: That you have to come up with, the business has to come up with?

CALLER: That’s correct.

RUSH: And you pay the $1,000 of every employee’s coverage, and they pay the balance?

CALLER: We pay 75% of our employees’ insurance. They pay the first $1,000 of the deductable.

RUSH: Oh, okay. All right. And you can’t afford that anymore?

CALLER: That’s correct.

RUSH: You can’t afford it. So you’re gonna have to let some people go in order to afford it. That’s what you said?

CALLER: That’s what I’m saying.

RUSH: Were you given an explanation why? Is the coverage improving? I mean, what are you getting for this $117,000 increase?

CALLER: Well, the plan is a little worse than what I had before, and the problem is, the insurance companies blamed it on the Obamacare.



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