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Reform Would Raise Employer Costs: Poll

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Most employers expect that health care reform would increase their health care costs if enacted and weaken their role in providing coverage to workers, according to a new poll by Watson Wyatt Worldwide.

The poll of 160 employers conducted in mid-September found 73% believe health care costs will rise if reform legislation is enacted. Watson Wyatt, Washington, also found 86% think health care proposals currently being considered would weaken the role employer-sponsored plans play in providing health care coverage.