A McKinsey & Co survey shows that 30% of private-sector employers will dump private health insurance under ObamaCare — and that’s just fine with Howard Dean:
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 its true. Most small businesses are not going to be in the health insurance business anymore after this thing goes into effect.”
The reason Democrats fought so hard to dismiss the McKinsey survey when it was released is because its conclusion undermines two major claims Obama made during health care debate: “If you like your health plan, you can keep it” and “It will not add one penny to the deficit.”
Fellow Morning Joe guest former New York Gov. George Pataki immediately hit the first point: “The only way its a help is if they drop coverage and their employees would all of a sudden have to go on the exchange, which is what of course the president promised wouldn’t happen.”
Just another step on the road to single payer.
In other words… If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. So long as your employer also likes your health care plan, which he won’t.