GOP stands by McKinsey study

Stearns said McKinsey’s findings are consistent with HHS’s own estimates. He cited the department’s regulations on “grandfathered” health plans, which govern the type and scope of changes that a health plan can make before it’s considered a new plan and therefore becomes subject to the new healthcare law.

According to HHS, half to two-thirds of all employer plans will likely lose their grandfathered status by 2013.

That doesn’t necessarily mean those employers will quit offering insurance — only that they can’t keep offering the exact same plans they provide now.