Most Employees Concerned Over Being Moved into Public Health Exchange
A new survey by The Morning Consult has found that two-thirds of those who responded are at least somewhat concerned their employer will move them onto a public exchange. Forty percent were either “extremely concerned” or “very concerned.” One quarter were not at all worried.
“Workers with employer-sponsored health plans largely have a negative view of what such a move would mean for their coverage, and would even consider looking for a new job under that scenario,” The Morning Consult reported.
Those polled were asked if they would consider looking elsewhere for a job if their employer shifted them to a public exchange. Here’s what they said:
• 12 percent would “extremely seriously” consider looking for a job with employer sponsored healthcare coverage;
• 17 percent would “very seriously” look for a new job;
• 23 percent would “somewhat seriously” consider a new job;
• 38 percent didn’t think such a move would motivate them to look for a new job.
When asked if they thought Obamacare would get better or worse, respondents were fairly divided:
• 40 percent said it would get worse;
• 33 percent said it would get better;
• 27 percent thought it would stay about the same.
The poll also found more blacks and Hispanics approve of Obamacare than white people, and less than a third of those polled thought Congress should either delay or repeal PPACA.