He and I are in agreement that it’s silly to continue to make it an employer’s responsibility to give health insurance to employees. It’s a quirk of history, and a tax-expenditure inducement that continues that practice. We’d all be better off decoupling insurance from employment.
Our biggest problem in politics today in not ideology but the interface between rationally ignorant voters and corrupt politicians. The employer mandate in the PPACA was created by our corrupt politicians to fool the rationally ignorant voters into thinking that the employer pays for the health insurance rather than it being paid for by the employee through lower wages.