MADE IN DC: Even Former DNC Chairman Howard Dean Declares ObamaCare Will Force Employees to Lose Coverage

September 21, 2011

Even Former DNC Chairman Howard Dean Declares ObamaCare Will Force Employees to Lose Coverage
A New Survey Exposes Possibility That 30 Percent of Employers Will Drop Employee Healthcare Plans

DC DEMOCRATS STILL DON’T GET IT: In an attempt to gain support for his government takeover of healthcare, Obama promised that employers would not drop coverage for their employees:

“During the health reform debate, President Obama made clear to Americans that ‘if you like your health plan, you can keep it.’ He emphasized that there is nothing in the new law that would force them to change plans or doctors.” (“Fact Sheet: Keeping the Health Plan You Have: The Affordable Care Act and “Grandfathered” Health Plans”,, 9/20/2011)

MADE IN WASHINGTON, DC: Former Democrat leader Howard Dean agreed with the new McKinsey & Co. survey that many American workers may no longer receive employer-sponsored healthcare benefits, breaking a promise Obama made assuring Americans they could keep their insurance coverage:

“Former Democratic National Committee Chairman, and doctor, Howard Dean backed a McKinsey & Co. survey today that found that almost a third of private-sector employers will drop their employee health insurance coverage when Obamacare’s government-managed insurance exchanges come online.

“Dean told Morning Joe, ‘The fact is it is very good for small business. There was a McKinsey study, which the Democrats don’t like, but I do, and I think it’s true. Most small businesses are not going to be in the health insurance business anymore after this thing goes into effect.’

“The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) premised their Obamacare score on the assumption that only 7 percent of employers would drop their employee health plans. If the percentage is closer to the 30 percent, as the McKinsey survey results predict, Obamacare’s price tag would rise by almost $1 trillion.” (Conn Carroll, “Dean: Employers will drop coverage under Obamacare,” The Washington Examiner, 9/20/2011)