Survey: Employers say cost is key barrier to coverage

February 2009
State Health Watch;Feb2009, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p11
The article discusses the findings of a Mercer survey which was completed by 545 employers regarding health coverage for their employees. Among the employers who do not offer health coverage, 43% admitted that they could not afford it. When asked how much they are willing to pay for a health plan, 59% state that they are only willing to spend $50 or less. Only 46% support the federal government's program to provide stop-loss protection to cover their catastrophic expenses.


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