Employer mandates have the effect of mandating the public option. An analysis of the cost effect on small business leads to the inescapable conclusion that a vast number of employers will discontinue offering health insurance.
The secondary effects are mind-numbing. Private insurance will collapse quickly, because public insurance is underfunded and does not bear its full cost. Private insurance will provide a smaller pool for the cost shifting that politicians love.
Physician reimbursements for public insurance are too low. Heavier reliance on public reimbursements will force significant number of physicians out of business or they will choose to retire. The long lines for medical care will begin almost immediately.
A sad day is near...all because of poor financial governance that allows financial ills to form and fester.