Dropping health coverage under PPACA
Two conflicting surveys were released in June. A McKinsey survey projected 30% of employers would likely stop offering health insurance once PPACA provisions kick in, while a Lockton survey pinged the number at 18%, similar to other surveys during 2011. There was much controversy over the McKinsey survey, with D.C.-based online outlet Talking Points Memo finding from internal sources that the McKinsey survey wasn't designed in away that would allow it to be peer review published or cited academically. McKinsey responded defending its methodology and saying comparing the results to other research on the topic is unfair.