American Employees Want Universal Healthcare

Sep 18, 2008, 01:00 ET from American Payroll Association

    SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A new poll suggests that
 Americans may be ready to consider a universal healthcare plan. According
 to results from the "Getting Paid In America" survey, forty-six percent of
 American employees are in a favor of a universal healthcare system for the
 United States.
     "More than 20,000 of the 45,180 workers polled in our 'Getting Paid In
 America' survey indicated they're for a universal healthcare system in
 America," said Dan Maddux, executive director of the American Payroll
 Association, the survey's publisher. "The remaining 24,000 responses were
 split with 28 percent against the idea and 26 percent uncertain."
     The survey results also showed very strong opinions about how a
 universal healthcare plan should be funded. Of those indicating they're for
 a universal healthcare plan in the survey, 81 percent think the plan should
 be funded by a combination of tax dollars and employers.
     The online "Getting Paid In America" survey asked: "Are you for or
 against a universal healthcare system for the United States?" Forty-six
 percent indicated they're for a universal healthcare plan, while 28 percent
 surveyed are against it. Twenty-six percent selected "Don't know."
     The "Getting Paid In America" survey was held in conjunction with the
 American Payroll Association's annual public awareness campaign, National
 Payroll Week (NPW), held annually the week of Labor Day. More than 45,000
 employees responded to the survey, providing insight into how workers are
 paid in America. For complete results, visit
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