From an article by Julian Pecquet in The Hill:
A major provision of the healthcare reform law designed to prevent businesses from dropping coverage for their workers could inadvertently leave families without access to subsidized health insurance.Healthcare law could leave families with high insurance costs - The Hill's Healthwatch
The problem is a huge headache for the Obama administration and congressional Democrats, because it could leave families unable to buy affordable health insurance when the healthcare law requires that everyone be insured starting in 2014.
Some of the administration's closest allies on healthcare reform warn this situation could dramatically undercut support for the law, which already is unpopular with many voters and contributed to Democrats losing the House in the 2010 midterm elections.
"It's going to be a massive problem if it comes out that families have to buy really expensive employer-based coverage," said Jocelyn Guyer, deputy executive director at Georgetown University's Center for Children and Families.
"If they don’t fix this — and by 'they' I mean either the administration or Congress — we’re going to have middle-class families extremely unhappy with [healthcare] reform in 2014, because they'll basically be facing financial penalties for not buying coverage when they don’t have access to any affordable options."