Swing State Survey finds 87 percent satisfaction with their health insurance
Workers favor their job-based coverage 49-29 percent over Government run
Washington, D.C. (April 29, 2021): A new Kaiser Family Foundation poll was released today allegedly showing ’employers’ want price controls on hospitals, restrictions on access to doctors, lowering the Medicare age, and a new “public option” to socialize medicine. But a recent poll conducted on behalf of the Council for Affordable Health Coverage (CAHC) shows that voters and workers prefer job-based coverage over government programs by a 49-29 percent margin.
“Unfortunately we have seen this before. HR personnel have a tough job, but inviting the federal government to “help” is wrong for employees and not supported by legitimate business leaders. Today it’s price controls on hospitals and doctors and drugs. Tomorrow it will be TVs, cars, airplane tickets and a host of other goods and services.” said CAHC President Joel White. “Whether it’s provided by unions, small business, or large companies–job based coverage is extremely popular with employees because it offers choices, and not a one size fits all government-run approach.”
CAHC’s survey conducted in key swing states by North Star Opinion Research found support for realistic policies that build upon popular job-based coverage for small businesses to get coverage where it’s needed most.
- 78 to 8 percent think providing tax breaks to small and micro businesses to offer coverage for their employees is a good idea.
- 77 to 8 percent favor tax breaks to small businesses that lower deductibles and premiums, and
- 60 to 17 percent favor letting uninsured choose plans in the private market, not just those in the ACA.
*Survey conducted March 10-18, 2021 among 1150 registered voters in AZ, FL, GA, MO, NC, NH, NV, OH, PA, and WI . Sample is an online panel, matched to voter file.