Couple of questions:
1. The 5k/bronze connection. Is that getting insurance under the company umbrella? I have a friend that makes well north of that and bought a gold policy in CA. He is self employed, though.
2. I don't think the part time model works for a lot of companies, i.e. non-retail. I can see many taking the penalty and having the employees go to the exchanges.
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