Their analysis finds that approximately 3-5 million
people will lose their employer based insurance under what they view as
the likeliest outcome of the law, noting that "because of the ACA, about
3 million to 5 million fewer people, on net, will obtain coverage
through their employer each year from 2019 through 2022 than would have
been the case under prior law." Up to 20 million people could lose this employer-based insurance in 2019 under a more drastic scenario.
States and localities make their own decisions on how to
finance these health-care policies. Far more government employees than
private workers receive health and dental care -- and those plans cost
more, require lower employee contributions and provide more
Democrats employed many accounting tricks when they were
pushing through the national health care legislation, the most egregious
of which was to delay full implementation of the law until 2014, so it
would appear cheaper under the CBO's standard ten-year budget window
and, at least on paper, meet Obama's pledge that the legislation would
cost "around $900 billion over 10 years."
The North Chicago members blew a prime chance to improve educational opportunities for kids in their district. They proved that they believe in business as usual ... in this case, a business that fails nine out of 10 students.
Such increases are "unsustainable," are costing the Chicago region jobs and threaten "financial collapse" unless reversed, said Ted Dabrowski, vice president of policy for the Illinois Policy Institute.