NU Online News Service, March 17, 2004, 1:48 p.m. EST – Most U.S. residents believe that the government should require some or all employers to provide health coverage.[@@]
Researchers with the National Opinion Research Center, Bethesda, Md., and the California HealthCare Foundation, Oakland, Calif., are reporting that finding today in an article in Health Affairs, a health policy journal.
When researchers interviewed 1,479 working-age U.S. adults over the telephone in late 2003, they found that 50% of the participants said all employers should have to provide health benefits for all employees, and a total of 90% supported some kind of health coverage mandate for all employees at all employers, certain employees at all employers or employees at large employers.
Only 10% of the participants were opposed to any kind of employer health benefits mandate.