ACA didn't hurt employer coverage like critics said it would
Critics of the Affordable Care Act have argued that the law would force insurers to drop coverage or cut workers’ hours — but that hasn’t happened, according to a new analysis from the Urban Institute.
The details: Employer-based health coverage has held steady since 2010, as the overall number of insured people rose. Researchers found no relationship between the number of people in a given field who had insurance and the overall changes in employment levels, hours worked or earnings. However, everything isn’t worry-free in the world of employer-sponsored insurance. Deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs have been steadily rising, as health care costs go up and employers shift more of those increases onto their workers.