Rasmussen Reports Poll: Majority believes Obamacare will cause less employer based coverage, not more.

From Rasumussen Reports:

A sizable majority of voters continues to believe that some companies will drop health insurance coverage for their employees because of President Obama?s health care law. But there?s a noticeable partisan difference of opinion over whether that?s a good or bad thing.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 62% of Likely U.S. Voters think it is at least somewhat likely that the law will cause some companies to drop their employee coverage. Just 27% feel that?s unlikely. These findings include 40% who believe it is Very Likely versus only seven percent (7%) who say it?s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on July 25-26, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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4 Replies to “Rasmussen Reports Poll: Majority believes Obamacare will cause less employer based coverage, not more.”

  1. Deadwood Democrat

    Having employees is a privilege, not a right. Wrenching the power from employers and putting it back into the hands of the worker is long past due: buy insurance through your union today!

    1. duggersd

      One thing you may not understand, but if you are working for someone, that is not YOUR job. That is the EMPLOYER’S job. You may take the employer’s insurance or not. That is your choice. When the employer hired you, you made an agreement to work for a certain wage and receive certain benefits.

  2. Bill Fleming

    It’s kind of an accident that employers are the health insurance providers anyway.


    Until we know what’s offered through the exchanges, it’s too early to know what we’ll do exactly. Universal, single pay would most likely be the best solution for the most folks, and eventually I’m guessing everyone will finally recognize that. Meanwhile….

  3. duggersd

    Bill, I did not follow the link, but if the story is the same as I understand it to be, health insurance paid by companies came about as a way to get around wage controls during WWII. The courts ruled the insurance was not the wage and could be given to employers.
    One of the problems that came about with the employer paid health insurance is instead of insurance, it has become health coverage. Instead of the patient being the consumer, the insurance company is the health consumer. I believe if the patient is the consumer, you would see a different story in health care for the better. Your single pay idea would just increase the costs and decrease the coverage.


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