Of those most likely to lose employer coverage are those in lower income brackets, while those in the higher income brackets are more likely to retain employer sponsored coverage.
There has been an increase in those enrolled in government sponsored programs such as Medicaid during this same period.
Gallup reports, "Fewer Americans continue to have employer-based insurance than did so in 2008. This appears to be due to two factors: higher unemployment and fewer workers getting insurance through an employer, either because that employer no longer offers it or because the cost is prohibitive for the employee. Americans are now more likely to be uninsured or to get their coverage through a government-based program."
There was a 6% decrease in employer sponsored health insurance for those earning less than $36,000, while those earning over $90,000 decreased by 3%.
Overall, those covered by employer sponsored health insurance decreased 5% from 2008 to 2012, while those with no insurance rose by 2%, and those on a government plan also rose by 2%.
Private sector employees are more greatly affected than government employees. Among private sector employees, employer sponsored plans decreased by almost 8%, uninsured employees rose by almost 4% and government insured rose by 3%.
This is in direct contrast to the Obama Administration's propaganda, released in 2011, which states, the "Affordable Care Act will strengthen the health care system and make it easier for employers to offer high quality coverage to their employees."
This is exactly the outcome the left was looking for, working towards a single-payer system.
In 2003 and 2007, Obama stated, “I happen to be a proponent of a single-payer health care program. We may not get there immediately...", "I don’t think we’re going to be able to eliminate employer coverage immediately. There’s going to be potentially some transition process. I can envision a decade out, or 15 years out, or 20 years out, where we’ve got a much more portable system.”