But companies might still find that generous coverage is an attractive thing to offer the most sought-after workers. They’ll keep providing coverage to people at the top. Thus the two-tier system.
Of course, that’s not exactly what Obama and his Democratic allies promised when they sold the plan. In fact, they assured the public something like that wouldn’t happen: “Full stop. That’s it. They don’t have to worry about anything else.”
The president’s assurance was uttered long before his you-can-keep-your-coverage promise was exposed as false. Now, Americans know better than to believe what they hear.
(Byron York is chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner.)