As federal courts decide the Constitutionality of whether lawmakers can compel consumers and businesses to buy health insurance, a new poll of businessowners indicates the overwhelming majority do not intend to purchase coverage from the government.
The poll, conducted by The Small Business Authority, found that of the 1,000 respondents surveyed, 88 percent of businessowners said thy didn't think it was right for the government to force people to buy health insurance. In addition, when businessowners were asked whether they plan on buying coverage from the government, just 9 percent said they were.
"The Supreme court may rule the individual mandate and other parts of [the healthcare mandate] are unconstitutional and this would prove our survey participants were somewhat clairvoyant," said Barry Sloane, president and CEO of The Small Business Authority.
The poll also found that 53 percent of respondents believed the cost of health insurance would increase within the next two years. This serves as an opportunity for agents to show their insurance leads that they can obtain a private plan that's both comprehensive and affordable.