Employers have provided private health insurance as remuneration (fringe benefit) for workers since WWII. Beyond 1980, this benefit has become more destructive than beneficial. (See the New York times article written by Matt Bruenig on April 29, 2019).
Read It is Time to Discontinue: Employer Provided Private Health Insurance Premiums, a Non-Taxable Remuneration (Fringe Benefit) by Tom Gottlieb, HCACF co-president
Read Universal Health Care Might Cost You Less Than You Think By Matt Bruenig, NYT April 29, 2019