Pie chart with dollar image A report from Matrix Global warns that a public option would drive an increase in employer-sponsored health insurance premiums from between 2% and 10%. (Image: Shutterstock)

Momentum for the single-payer and Medicare for All movement may have slowed, but it has not disappeared completely, and less-radical reforms such as a public option still continue to draw attention, particularly at the state level. But despite the increasing burden of health care costs on their bottom line, employers aren’t ready to give up their role in administering employee health insurance.

Business association the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced a new campaign to raise support for keeping the current employer-sponsored health plans. Protecting Americans’ Coverage Together (PACT) is “aimed at strengthening support for the private health coverage that millions of Americans rely on for their health, while raising awareness around the serious threats posed by a Medicare buy-in or public option,” according to a press release.

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