Health overhaul to force changes in employer plans
Friday, June 11, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans are pointing to a leaked administration document as evidence President Barack Obama has broken his promise that Americans who like their health plans can keep them under his new overhaul law.
An early draft of an Obama administration regulation says that many employers will be forced to make changes to their health plans under the new law. The draft says in just three years, a majority of workers -- 51 percent -- will be in plans subject to new federal requirements.
Employers say it's another sign that the law will drive up costs. Republicans say Obama did not keep his word. But some experts believe the increased regulation will lead to improved benefits for consumers.