Sunday, April 27, 2008

Most Businesses Oppose Insurance Mandates

According to the Watson Wyatt consulting firm:
Most Companies Oppose Single-Payer Health Care System, State Coverage Mandates

Washington, D.C., April 23, 2008 — Most U.S. companies do not support a single-payer health care system or state legislation mandating coverage. Instead, they prefer relying on private-sector solutions, according to research by Watson Wyatt Worldwide, a leading global consulting firm, and the National Business Group on Health.

More than three-quarters (84 percent) of employers do not support a single-payer system such as universal health care coverage. Instead, 78 percent favor private-sector solutions, according to the 13th annual Watson Wyatt/National Business Group on Health report. The organizations surveyed 453 large U.S. employers between November 2007 and January 2008.
(Via Martin Buchanan.)