If you still believe in Obama's rhetoric that HE will not take away your option to keep your private health care plan, then welcome to the world of "semantics!"
You see, Obama will not be the "big ol' meanie" and take away your plan, he will force EMPLOYERS to be the "bad guys"!
"The Senate Health Education, Labor and Pensions bill also calls for a government-run insurance option to compete with private plans as well as a $750-per-worker annual fee on larger companies that do not offer coverage to employees."
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 3:58 PM on Jul. 4, 2009
Since the AVERAGE employer pays over $5000 per employee for group health insurance plans...what do you think an employer given the CHOICE is going to do? Pay the $750 fine or continue to pay $5000+ to give you the option of maintaining your private plan?!
Here's the Kaiser Family Foundation (liberal) link on hourly private plan costs for employers: (HInt: it $2.59/hour x 40 hours x 52 weeks = $5387)
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