36% - We have and will continue to offer HC benefits.
11% - We currently have HC benefits, but plan to discontinue.
31% - We don’t have HC benefits and won’t provide them in the future.
0% - We currently don’t provide HC benefits, but plan to start.
22% - We don’t have employees.
Of our respondents who have employees, those who provide healthcare benefits are not far below those who don’t. I’m taking that as a good indicator. The response that is troubling is that 11% are currently providing coverage but plan to stop, plus no one reported they were planning to start offering healthcare benefits. Part of the reason might be associated with economic conditions, but based on what we’re learning, it’s my opinion that the imposition of Obamacare is also involved.