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iWatch News: Employer-based Health Care System Is Crumbling Fast, May Not Survive

Author: Wendell Potter
June 16, 2011


Wendell Potter of iWatch News discusses how a McKinsey report unleashed a "firestorm" among Americans with employer-sponsored health insurance.

The global consulting firm McKinsey & Company set off a firestorm when it released a report last week suggesting that 30 percent of U.S. businesses will stop offering health care benefits to their employees after most of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act go into effect in 2014.

The White House was quick to challenge the validity of the report, noting that McKinsey has so far refused to provide any details of the methodology used to reach its conclusion. All McKinsey will say is that its report was based on a survey of 1,300 employers and "other proprietary research."

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