Private buyers of healthcare say they’re open to government reforms and new payment strategies.
A solid majority (71%) of the nation’s employers are holding firm or accelerating health benefit strategies for their workers, even as the coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing economic downturn disrupts business as usual, according to a new poll from the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions
Employers are even more receptive to healthcare reforms on a variety of issues including drug price regulation (94%), hospital price transparency (90%), surprise billing regulation (81%) and hospital rate regulation (79%).
Half of employers (50%) said a Medicare public option could be very or somewhat helpful, while 21% felt it could be very or somewhat harmful. When asked about Medicare for All, 46% of employers indicated that would be very or somewhat harmful,” the survey found.
The online poll was conducted in August and September with 165 employers that are