This is just not a poll question asked on the street, this is a poll of likely voters. That said, unless you are a subscriber you can not see the details of the poll which kind of sucks, but it is what it is.
If the cost of providing health care keeps going up and up, all we need is one large company to simply drop health care insurance coverage in favor of a much lower tax penalty and the dominos will fall. You have to admit, it’s pretty darn tempting to offload the burden to the state after they have been brutalizing your business for years.
Of course, that’s exactly what the Democrats and the Obama administration want. They have been very clear about it. Single payer is the end-game. From Rasmussen.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 62% of Likely U.S. Voters think it is at least somewhat likely that the law will cause some companies to drop their employee coverage. Just 27% feel that’s unlikely. These findings include 40% who believe it is Very Likely versus only seven percent (7%) who say it’s Not At All Likely.
A point that I have brought up before… Since companies do have a responsibility to stockholders, you will see shareholders expressing the opinion a company should drop coverage, simply because it is perfectly legal to do, approved by the government, and will result in larger profit margins. Once the trend begins, shareholders may well start demanding it.