NJPP senior policy analyst Raymond Castro busted a major myth being spread about health care reform in a Wednesday segment on NJTV News with Mike Schneider. After a representative from a business lobby group suggested that health care reform could lead many employers to stop offering health insurance for their employees, Castro set the record straight.
“We’ve heard that before and so far we have not seen a trend in this area,” he said. “There may be employers that do decide to do this, but there were employers that did this before as well; health care costs were going up even faster before Obamacare care got started.”
Castro added that health care reform is a good deal all around for workers with employer-based coverage.
“If you have insurance with an employer now, chances are you’re going to be getting even better insurance,” he said. “And if you don’t have insurance, or for some reason they drop insurance, you’re always eligible to obtain insurance in the exchange.”
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