"Every boardroom in the USA is wrestling with the tremendous added expense JUG-EARS-CARE adds to costs. It's a business decision, a majority of lower margin companies will chuck JUG-EARS-CARE OR if possible move off-shore."
Most public companies have health plans and most private employers don't. Those that have health plans will see little change. Premiums will continue to rise faster than inflation as they have been doing for decades regardless of which party held the White House. Medical care delivery is now up to 18 percent of GDP, a higher percentage that any other nation on earth in spite of our high per capita income and in spite of the fact that our national government has less of a role in managing health care services than any of these other nations.
On another note, I agree we have too many people who are able to rationalize a non-involvement in the economy or an illegal underground role due to public subsidy. We have to learn how to get help to those who need it without shoveling it to those who don't.