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Thursday, August 21, 2014 3:00 PM

Obamacare Manufacturing Facts: 85% of Firms Raise Premiums, 91% Raise Deductibles, 74% Raise Out of Pocket Maximum, 15% Decrease Employment

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A special question on the impact of Obamacare on businesses in the August Philly Fed Manufacturing Survey shows the stunning failure of Obamacare.

Here are the results in table form. I added the net results in red.

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Net Percentage of Manufacturing Firms That ...

CategoryNet Percentage
Decrease Employment15.2
Increase Part-Time Workers16.7
Increase Outsourcing10.7
Increase prices28.8
Raise Healthcare Premiums 85.3
Raise Healthcare Deductibles91.2
Raise Out of Pocket Maximums73.6
Increase Copays61.8
Reduce Medical Coverage38.3
Decrease Network Choices26.5

As always, I encourage everyone to look on the bright side: A net 2.9% of manufacturing firms cover a higher percentage of the lower number of employees they have.

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