Seven million will lose their health insurance thanks to Obamacare

President Obama’s health care law will push 7 million people out of their job-based insurance coverage — nearly twice the previous estimate, according to the latest estimates from the Congressional Budget Office released Tuesday.

CBO said that this year’s tax cuts have changed the incentives for businesses and made it less attractive to pay for insurance, meaning fewer will decide to do so. Instead, they’ll choose to pay a penalty to the government, totaling $13 billion in higher fees over the next decade.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • banjo kid

    Obama should be impeached along with every one who voted this monster in to law. Every aspect of the law was hid from public view and the law was misrepresented. The unaffordable health care act is unraveling its secrets now .It is so bad it needs to be repealed in its entirety. The Congressional officials who voted for it should be removed from office . The Senatorial officials that did should be removed from office. I fear the damage to a once great health care system has destroyed what we once had .

  • SigFan

    More intended “unintended” consequences. And the saddest part is that there are still idiots out there who will defend this monstrosity.

  • banjo kid

    If you think it over you will find that 7 million working class people will lose their health care and some 7 million dorks that would not hit a lick at a rattle snake if it was poised to strike him, will have health insurance . A backwards nation we have become . I wonder how long this will stand up with very few people working and paying into the pot.