“I hate the employer mandate,” Kerrey said. “I think it’s going to have a counterproductive impact. We don’t have any (insured employee) that costs us less than $7,000 (a year), and the fine’s $2,000. We’ll dump ’em off. We won’t call it dumping, we’ll say ... ‘Go get it from the exchange.’” He said the employer mandate will accelerate an already breaking-down employer-based system.” That portion of the law should be repealed, he said. Of course, this is a feature, not a bug of ObamaCare. Getting more employees out of the private health insurance market and into highly-regulated government-run health insurance exchanges is an important step towards a single payer health care system. Winning: Top Senate Dem Recruit Slams ObamaCare Several "operative" points here but specifically.. "Getting more employees out of the private health insurance market " How many times have we heard the uninformed, uneducated comment FROM OBAMA no less! Obama has said: "I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program." Where does he think the over $100 billion in Federal/State/Local and property taxes will come from ? Where does he think the 400,000 people employed by the 1,300 health insurance companies Kerrey describes will go? How much will these 400,000 add to the payments of unemployment insurance? For example NOT ONE person favoring the destruction of private health insurance has ANY understanding of how it works! NOT ONE of them believe that under penalty of imprisonment.. people responsible for financial statements of these companies state on average 80% of every premium dollar goes OUT to pay claims! YET NOT ONE of the ignorant people in favor of supposedly the European model single payer systems (that are financially crushing) seems to comprehend what the Institute of Medicine Report: US health care system wastes $750B a year - Fort Lauderdale Business | Examiner.com Here's yet another great reason to reform healthcare: According to a recent report by the Institute of Medicine, the U.S. health care system squanders $750 billion a year — roughly 30 cents of every medical dollar — through unneeded care, byzantine paperwork, fraud and other waste, the influential Institute of Medicine said Thursday in a report that ties directly into the presidential campaign. More than 18 months in the making, the report identified six major areas of waste: unnecessary services ($210 billion annually); (Defensive Medicine out of FEAR of LAWSUITS!!!) inefficient delivery of care ($130 billion); excess administrative costs ($190 billion); Do ANY of you know how much the 1996 HIPAA Clinton mandate has added to ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS?? Research ﬁrm Gartner Group has estimated that HIPAA is expected to cost the healthcare industry at least $3.8 billion between 2003 and 2008, and potentially even 10 times that inflated prices ($105 billion); (EMTALA a govt. mandate forces hospitals to "pad" sometimes by 6,000% their costs!!!) prevention failures ($55 billion), and fraud ($75 billion). Adjusting for some overlap among the categories, the panel settled on an estimate of $750 billion. $750 BILLION A YEAR AND Medicare is OK with that.. Insurance companies just pay the claims and charge higher premiums! BUT OBAMACARE IS NOT THE ANSWER!!!