Employees Win Some, Lose Some Under ACA

Eleven million workers will lose their employer-sponsored health insurance in 2019 as a result of the Affordable Care Act, but nine million workers who didn't have insurance through their work may gain it, according to a government report.

Some employers may drop health insurance coverage, leaving 11 million workers to buy an insurance plan on their own, to get insurance in the newly created exchanges, or to enroll in Medicaid, according to the report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT).

An additional three million employees will choose to forgo their company's plan and buy insurance on their own, likely something they decide is more affordable, the report said.

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Source: MedPage Today