it is not a push for most employers IMO. At least it wasn't for my business (which doesn't offer coverage because the costs went way up after the ACA). The business could have afforded coverage under the old law but it's downright scary how much it costs under the new law.
Good of point about Baptist and the job cuts. Interesting whether the ACA has anything to do with it.
Also should add that the unhealthy were big winners under the ACA. They were left off my prior list.
Until we pass legislation that addresses the so-called moral hazards associated with healthcare insurance and incentivizes people to be healthy and not go to the doctor unless needed, and then incentivizes doctors to provide only the care needed, this will continue on. Unfortunately, these exact same moral hazards and bad incentives were only elevated more under the ACA. It was the exact opposite of what was needed to address rising health care costs.
that $1000 a month plan you have now was around $500 before the ACA. The ACA was a win for insurance, hospitals, government, and lower middle income people. It was a push for a handful of people. And a significant loss for the remainder.