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Small Biz Skeptical of ACA, But Still To Offer Coverage

July 27, 2011

From The Hill: By Sam Baker – 07/25/11 01:00 PM ET House Republicans leapt on a new report Monday that suggests small businesses might scale back their healthcare benefits in the wake of the reform law. The survey, released by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), found that small businesses don’t have much faith…

Healthcare Reform To Benefit Small Businesses

June 28, 2011

From The Hill: By Sam Baker – 06/21/11 10:00 AM ET Healthcare reform can help reverse a drop in the number of businesses offering health benefits to their employees, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says. The share of employers that offer health insurance fell by 3.6 percentage points between 1999 and 2009, according to a…

New Study Predicts Near-Term Stability

June 22, 2011

From The Hill: By Julian Pecquet – 06/20/11   Debate over how many people will lose their employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) coverage due to Democrats’ healthcare law continued to rage Monday as another consulting firm predicted a limited impact. The new study by Avalere assessed several models and other analyses that have examined the issue and concluded…

Contradicting Surveys Create Public Confusion

June 22, 2011

From The New York Times: Douglas Holtz-Eakin headed a group of 105 economists opposed to the ACA By MILT FREUDENHEIM— June 20, 2011 The debate over the effects of the federal health care law on employer-provided insurance has been intensifying in recent weeks, with controversial polls and consultants contradicting one another about whether employees will…

Shoddy McKinsey Survey Draws Democrats’ Wrath

June 21, 2011

From Talking Points Memo: Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) Brian Beutler| June 20, 2011, 6:08PM Democratic members of Congress who pressed the consulting giant McKinsey & Company to open the books on its disputed health care study are piling on, now that the firm’s released its survey materials. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT), who…

Firm Releases Bunk Analysis Of New Health Care Law

June 13, 2011

From Talking Points Memo: Brian Beutler| June 10, 2011, 4:40PM The political damage to President Obama’s health care law may already be done. But there’s a curious backstory to the report this week from a major consulting firm study that found “ObamaCare” would lead to fairly dramatic unintended consequences. The consulting firm McKinsey & Company…

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