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Monday, September 30, 2013

unintended consequences of Obamacare

We are watching the playing out of employers reactions to the law.  Lack of hiring, reducing staff, switching to part time or temporary workers are all reactions to the effort by the Nanny State to control the market for health insurance.

Watch for the next wave of unintended consequences as individuals get their heads around how the system will work.

Will people ask employers to reduce their salaries or hours so they can qualify for subsidies?

Will couples divorce to qualify?

Undoubtedly, yes and yes are the answers to those questions.

Try to control humanity and humans will figure out a way to game the system to their advantage starting with the politically elite or well connected getting a free pass out of Obamacare.