7 Comments


  1. Doug

    April 16, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Sorry Adam but this thing has been a complete flop with small business- only 228,000 small businesses have signed up, and it’s so complicated that most of them are thinking of getting off, or just eliminating coverage all together. There are 4 million people less on employer healthcare than when Obama started.

  2. Adam Searing

    April 16, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Sorry Doug, I’m out there helping businesses get the tax credit. I wish you’d join me in supporting small businesses since they are so key to our economy, but you seem to be too busy making stuff up.

  3. david esmay

    April 16, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    @Adam, conservatives don’t like their facts supported by facts.

  4. Alex

    April 16, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    The numbers pretty well support Doug’s totals-about 5%of a total of four million small businesses. It’s nothing but a tax gimmick, and business owners will not make a decision on healthcare based on something this complicated. It’s very similar to all of the hoopla on the federal exchanges for people unable to obtain insurance , and then only 49,000 people have signed up in the entire country. The old adage that you can put lipstick on a pig and what do you have is very appropriate for this bill.

  5. gregflynn

    April 17, 2012 at 6:10 am

    There are not “4 million people less on employer healthcare than when Obama started”. The CBO projects that by 2016 there will be 4 million people less on employer healthcare relative to 2011. It does not mean they won’t have health insurance – just that it won’t be employer provided. This speaks to greater mobility for workers and a more free market for labor. Employer provided healthcare has always been a “tax gimmick” that has skewed the market.

  6. Doug

    April 17, 2012 at 7:28 am

    If you go back and check the numbers Greg, there are 4 million less on employer healthcare now than in 2007. Eventually, most people will move to the exchanges and the government will be stuck with the underwriting, and ultimately the taxpayer will have to absorb the burden.There are 5 million less people working than in 2007, so it’s easy to see how this happened.

  7. Connecticut Family

    April 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Also, today the housing and employment numbers were awful. Small business owners still aren’t ready to hire.

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