Employer-based health coverage likely to stay awhile


WASHINGTON (AP) — If you are like roughly half of Americans who get their health insurance through an employer, relax. The turmoil around “Obamacare” all but guarantees you’ll still be able to do that.

The reasons? Unemployment is low, skilled workers are hard to find — and people expect employers to provide health care.

With the GOP crusade to repeal and replace “Obamacare” failing, the federal mandates that people have insurance and that employers with more than 50 workers provide it seem likely to stay in place in the foreseeable future.

The Trump administration has pledged to keep working with the Republican-led Congress on a rewrite. So far, that effort has fallen short in the Senate despite President Donald Trump’s repeated pledges to repeal and replace the law.


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