This article gets right to the point. The current setup of employer provided healthcare doesn’t work.
It doesn’t benefit workers and it doesn’t incentivize healthcare competition or savings. The writers’ plan is verbatim what we have been saying we need for years.
Get employers out of the business of providing health insurance. We wouldn’t tolerate them interceding in our auto or home owners insurance. Why are we tolerant of it here?
Most likely because NobodyisFlyingthePlane. We can’t see the direct mechanism between rising healthcare costs and falling wages. Single payer or tax incentives to cover rising costs aren’t the solution; they’re only patches.
A Kaiser Foundation report released in September explained that since 1999, health care premiums for employer-sponsored insurance programs have risen more than three times faster than wages. Today’s workers are paying an average of $18,000 for health insurance that covers fewer services each year, as employers shift costs to their employees through higher deductibles, co-payments and shares of premiums.
How Health Care Hurts Your Paycheck http://nyti.ms/2e13F0s