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  •  That's one thing I hadn't considered -- people (2+ / 0-)
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    LI Mike, Heart of the Rockies

    opting not to take employer insurance.

    I know we declined employer insurance for one of us for many years, simply because we both tended to work for companies that offered it and double coverage did us little good.

    By the same token, with insurance so damned expensive and employee contributions rising, I can see people deciding that they don't need it.

    Question: Are employer-provided plans in the same risk pool as the rest of us, or are they a special case?  

    The real verdict on employer-provided insurance will be delivered over the next 5-10 years, as we become more familiar with the exchanges, the insurance, the subsidies, etc.
    Employers with workforces earning below the median national income will, as things stand today, have a strong incentive to stop offering health insurance benefits.

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    by dinotrac on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 04:44:33 AM PDT

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