Even if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) were repealed, most businesses would maintain certain provisions of the law in their health care plans, according to a new survey.

In response to a poll of employers by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, 78 percent signaled that they would continue offering certain benefits mandated by the sweeping health law even if it were scrapped.

By far the most popular provision they would seek to retain for their own health plans would be allowing workers to have their adult children covered until age 26. Sixty-five percent of employers said they would want to keep that policy place for their employees. Thirty-nine percent cited the prohibition on cost-sharing for preventative services and 23 percent cited the provision that bars insurance plans from implementing dollar limits on "essential benefits."

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