Most Americans prefer employer-provided plans as their main source of healthcare coverage rather than government programs or individually purchased insurance, a Commonwealth Fund survey said. That preference was true even among uninsured adults.
The survey's findings, released last week, indicate the public would rather remain with the current healthcare financing system than switch to a single-payer system or one encouraging individual purchases, the Commonwealth Fund said.
Meanwhile, a separate report also released last week by the Employee Benefit Research Institute found that the percentage of Americans who have no health insurance coverage is growing at a slower rate, rising 0.1% to 18.4% between 1997 and 1998.
Employer-provided health insurance coverage is continuing to grow, the organization said.