Employer Opinions about Responsibility for Health Coverage

The following reflect answers to select questions asked of California employers from April to July 2007 as part of the California Employer Health Benefits Survey. This annual survey is a joint product of the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) and the California HealthCare Foundation. The following questions and answers from the 2007 survey are particularly relevant to California’s health care reform discussion.

Figure 1: Employers Supporting California “Pay or Play” Approach
Half of all California firms (52%) either strongly or somewhat support California “pay or play” legislation. Small firms were more likely to strongly support the legislation than were large firms, at 18% versus 7%.

Figure 2: Employers Agreeing That All Firms Bear Some Responsibility for Providing Health Benefits

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