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“Our re­search sug­gests that when em­ploy­ers be­come more aware of the new eco­nomic and so­cial in­cen­tives em­bed­ded in the law and of the op­tion to re­struc­ture ben­e­fits be­yond drop­ping or keep­ing them, many will make dra­matic changes,” says the busi­ness jour­nal McKin­sey Quar­terly, in a new anal­y­sis of health care re­form.

“The Con­gres­sional Bud­get Of­fice has es­ti­mated that only about 7 per­cent of em­ploy­ees cur­rently cov­ered by em­ploy­er­spon­sored in­surance will have to switch to sub­si­dized-ex­change poli­cies in 2014. How­ever, our early-2011 sur­vey of more than 1,300 em­ploy­ers across in­dus­tries, ge­ogra­phies and em­ployer sizes, as well as other pro­pri­etary re­search, found that re­form will pro­voke a much greater re­sponse.” How much? “Over­all, 30 per­cent of em­ploy­ers will def­i­nitely or prob­a­bly stop of­fer­ing em­ployer spon­sored in­surance in the years af­ter 2014,” the sur­vey says.

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