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    16% of companies plan to offer health plans next year that don't comply with ACA

    16% of laege employers are offering healthcare plans next signup season that do not comply with the ACA.

    "Many thought such low-benefit "skinny plans" would be history once the health law was fully implemented this year. Instead, 16 percent of large employers in a survey released Wednesday by the National Business Group on Health said they will offer in 2015 lower-benefit coverage along with at least one health plan that does qualify under ACA standards."

    "The results weren't unexpected by benefits pros, who realized last year that ACA regulations would allow skinny plans and even make them attractive for some employers. But the new survey gives one of the first looks at how many companies will follow through and offer them."

    "Low-benefit plans traditionally have been offered by hotels, restaurant chains and other lower-wage industries, Jost said, "but this may be spreading."

    "Skinny plans are part of a two-step strategy that lets workers and employers avoid health law penalties but may not produce substantial coverage. Some skinny plans cover preventive care and nothing else -- no inpatient or outpatient hospital treatment."

    16% Of Large Employers Plan To Offer Low-Benefit 'Skinny' Plans Despite ACA: Survey - WebMD

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    Basically they're trying to get people to sign up through exchanges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arock0627 View Post
    Basically they're trying to get people to sign up through exchanges.
    Looks like, although it doesn't specify what industries these companies are in. If they are lower income workers like in restaurants or retail they might be out of luck if their state doesn't expand Medicaid.

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