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Source: Kaiser Health Insurance Survey 2003 (5)

Would you prefer to have your employer pay for all or part of your health insurance at work, or would you rather buy health insurance yourself, with your employer giving you the cash amount they would have contributed – or doesn’t it make much difference to you? 

Based on those who have health insurance through their or their spouse’s employer (n=1542)

                55                Employer pay for all or part of your health insurance at work

                7                Buy health insurance yourself, with your employer giving you the cash amount they would have contributed

                37                Doesn’t it make much difference to you

                1                Don’t know

                *                Refused

                                               

What if your employer gave you the cash amount they would have contributed to your insurance, and you had to buy health insurance on your own.  Do you think purchasing your own coverage would make it EASIER or HARDER for you to …, or wouldn’t it make much difference? 

Based on those who have health insurance through their or their spouse’s employer (n=1542)

Asked of one-half of sample (n=755):

a              get a good price for health insurance

                6                Easier

                81                Harder

                10                Would not make a difference

                3                Don’t know

                                               

b              find or keep health insurance if you are sick

                4                Easier

                79                Harder

                15                Would not make a difference

                2                Don’t know

                                               

Asked of one-half of sample (n=787):

c              handle administrative issues, such as filing a claim or signing up for a policy

                4                Easier

                73                Harder

                21                Would not make a difference

                2                Don’t know

                                               

d              find a plan that matches your needs well

                9                Easier

                71                Harder

                17                Would not make a difference

                2                Don’t know

 

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