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But it has also been an expensive way to reduce health-care costs for workers, since the penalty rates are set by law in many cases, not by individual insurers.
“Employer participation in the system has actually been very important to a lot of those costs,” Dr. Toner said, because it enabled health-care systems in states like Vermont, which had only single-payer systems when the bill passed, to “set up what are called patient access networks.”
But as Vermont moved ahead with single-payer systems, it saw a shift from employer-to-employer networks to worker-to-worker connections, with many employers opting for either their own doctor or employee network, which includes doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health-care professionals.
“What Vermont was able to do was to be able to pick and choose what those systems were for, as opposed to having to go to a large single-payer system,” Dr. Toner said.
Vermont now has all of its members under single-payer systems — from the small doctor network of roughly a dozen doctors in Burlington to the large group with about 1,000 doctors, to the large employer health-care network of 6,500 physicians in several cities.
In Vermont, the only two employers subject to the penalty are Burlington city employees who work for the city. Employees and their families are covered by the health-care program, and many employers can opt out.
There’s a problem, however, of some Vermont employers refusing to provide health benefits, and forcing employees into expensive co-insurance, according to some state Department of Labor employees who were interviewed by The State last month for a story on single-payer health-cargospelhitze in Vermont.
Those individuals said the new rules make it harder for workers, especially low- and moderate-income ones, to afford expensive health insurance.
Employers, like some others, can reduce their contribution to the employer’s health-care insurance by 10 percent or more. Many of those lower contributions have been in the millions. And some of those workers don’t qualify for free or affordable care, even if they qualify for premium tax credits, according to state officials.
But because the maximum contribution for an employer-group plan has risen from 0.2 percent of employees’ pay to a new 더킹카지노level of 0.3 percent, the new rate puts a strain on the employer’s ability to keep health benefits low, particularly if there are no employer