HR Execs Split in Support of Health-Care Reform Plans

August 20, 2008 ( - A new survey of Human Resources managers finds support for a government health care reform plan, but no clear-cut support for either presumptive presidential candidate's current proposal.

A news release by HR consultant Workscape said its survey of 1,242 corporate HR managers found a majority think the federal government should play a role in health care costs and coverage. Among respondents there was an approximately equal well of support forJohn McCain’s and Barak Obama’s health proposals (See Political Partings ).

However, nearly 50% of respondents do not think either major political party will ultimately prove effective in tackling the always thorny issue of health care reform.

“Even though our survey respondents showed skepticism about the two political parties, the upcoming political conventions present a significant forum for each candidate to clarify his position on health care costs and coverage,” said Workscape’s President and Chief Executive Officer Tim Clifford, in the news release. “As our survey results validate, health care costs remain front-and-center in the minds of both HR professionals and the employees they serve.”

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