I agree with some of what you say here; what you say about national health care and employers is a crock.<quoted text>
I know many wealthy people who are not greedy, but yes greed can be a factor. The ones that try to beat money out of everyone including employees are greedy. The government is making employers become greedy to an extent with the Obama heath care program.
Many will be forced to drop the coverage and will pay the fine because of it. This is the greed of those running Washington that is causing this.
LONG before the new health care plan, employers were dropping company sponsored insurance coverage in droves- not due to the government but due to the sky rocketing insurance premiums going unchecked by any government regulations.
The bottom line is that national health care will make it more affordable for EVERYONE- employers included who, btw, are legally obligated to pay only 50% of the lowest health care premiums available with employees paying the other 50%. Also, that 50% only applies to covering the actual employees; for family members, employers are only required to cover 20% of the portion of those premiums for family coverage.
Sorry, but it's not the employers who bear the brunt of the cost of group sponsored plans- it is actually the insured employees and their families.
Also, as it now stands- but which will thankfully no longer be the case under the new health care plan, employers can hire part time workers for no more than 30 hours a week thereby not having to offer ANY health insurance coverage to employees.
That's one of several loopholes available to employers while as it now stands, no such loopholes are available to employees.
It is to the benefit of employers to do all they can to insure that their employees- and their families- have insurance coverage; a HEALTHY workforce is a PRODUCTIVE workforce and the more productive the workforce is, the higher the profits for employers.