Christian Science Monitor - One of the basic pledges President Obama has made regarding his health-care reforms is that “if you like the plan you have, you can keep it.” It’s also a pledge that could come back to bite, politically.
The latest sign of that is the news, made public this week, that shipping company UPS will no longer make health insurance benefits available to some 15,000 employee spouses. In announcing the change, the company referred to Obamacare as a reason it is having to battle to contain health-care costs.
This news comes alongside other signs that employers – the largest source of health insurance for Americans – aren’t finding it easy to continue with health coverage as usual.
Delta Airlines has voiced its own recent complaint about Obamacare’s impact on its health costs. And other news reports chronicle employers who are paring hours for some workers, saying the reason is to curb their health costs under the law.