t may be goodbye to employer-based health care for many Americans a few years from now, according to a new study that shows businesses are unlikely to play ball under the new health care reform regulations. At least 30 percent of employers will definitely or probably stop offering health insurance once the health care reform law kicks in beginning in 2014, Among companies that are highly familiar with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the number that expect to abandon offering health care shoots up to 50 percent. The study, released Tuesday, was based on projections from a survey of 1,300 employers of various sizes and industries as well as other proprietary research. Its release coincides with an 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hearing in Atlanta today that challenges health care reform legislation. McKinsey also found that at least 30 percent of employers believed they would reap economic benefits by dropping health care coverage, even if they spent more on providing better benefit offerings or higher salaries. Those employers who think they would save may be right, under current legislation: Employers that drop coverage would pay an annual penalty of $2,000 for each full-time employee, a lot less than group plan costs, which averaged more than $9,500 per employee last year, Read more: New Research Shows 30 Percent Of Employers Will Drop Healthcare Coverage After Reform Kicks In - Heavy Doses - Portfolio.com I wounder how The tax payers with pay government healthcare to help Employers keep more money in the bank? democrats want to make Employers rich and make the tax payers boke at the same time.