Despite concerns about the impact of rising health care costs on their businesses and employees, only one in six employers (16%) say they favor a federally funded universal health care system, according to the 2011 UBA Benefits Opinion Survey from United Benefit Advisors.

Nearly all (99%) top decisionmakers are concerned with the impact of health care costs are having or are going to have on their overall corporate costs, according to the survey. Just slightly fewer (98%) are also concerned with the impact health care costs are having on their employees, up nearly 20% from three years ago and nearly identical to last year. More than 50% percent said it is a critical concern.

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