Americans who already have health insurance are blaming President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul for their rising premiums….In the survey, nearly half of those with job-based or other private coverage say their policies will be changing next year — mostly for the worse. Nearly 4 in 5 (77 percent) blame the changes on the Affordable Care Act, even though the trend toward leaner coverage predates the law’s passage.
….Employers trying to control their health insurance bills have been shifting costs to workers for years, but now those changes are blamed increasingly on “Obamacare” instead of the economy or insurance companies.
Obamacare has been a boon for employers and insurers who want to cut back their health benefits but don’t want to take the blame for it. They just blame Obamacare instead. This will only work for a year or two, but for now it’s a godsend. Better to have your employees pissed off at the guy in the White House than pissed off at the guy in the corner office.