Companies and their workforces agree — federal healthcare reform will increase costs, if it ever gets passed.
A whopping 71% of employers say they expect higher healthcare costs in general if reform makes it out of Congress, according to a survey by the National Business Group on Health.
- 69% of employers say it’ll boost the cost of their benefits programs, and
- 35% feel it’ll lead to fewer companies providing subsidized coverage.
Employees aren’t happy about it, either
Workers, too, are giving federal healthcare reform the cold shoulder.
According to a second survey by Towers Watson, employees feel reform would:
- result in higher benefit costs (67%)
- reduce available benefits (54%), and
- lower the quality of care (53%).
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