I think it a single pay Medicare for all type plan could be embraced by business if it leads to a significant cost reduction in workers compensation insurance.
As Regional Manager for a 5 Billion dollar Leasing company for 13 years my company provided the workers compensation insurance and managed and paid claims so this is a subject I have some expertise in when it comes to cost and usage.
This saving to the cost of workers compensation would come from removing the medical cost coverage from workers compensation insurance.
(With Medicare for all, we would not need medical coverage included in workers compensation)
Workers compensation is one of the largest costs to employers. The costs of buying workers compensation Prevents many businesses from starting because large deposits are required upfront.
Our small nonprofit pays about $4,000. a month for workers compensation.
In addition to workers compensation we pay $2,000. A month for health insurance coverage for our staff.
That is $72,000 a year that could be used to pay for good quality medical insurance for all our employees especially if you take out the profit for the insurance companies.
As a nonprofit we get a huge discount on workers compensation insurance. Workers compensation is a 5 times higher for manufacturing and construction type businesses.
Workers compensation is mostly medical costs, 98% of workers compensation claims are medical only.
With medical costs removed workers compensation coverage costs would drop dramatically which would really encourage businesses and employment growth.
There are some other places this could provide savings. In Oregon a believe a significant part of the PERS deficit is the cost is current and retired employees medical coverage.
Many city county and unions have similar cost burdens for medical insurance this could significantly lower their costs.
In my experience most employers want to provide good benefits for their employers. US Chamber of commerce statistics show that 80% of jobs are created by small businesses.
With a Medicare for all Single payer plan. Employers could pay a set cost per employee. One site supporting Medicare for all estimated that it would cost an additional Medicare tax of $49.00 per $20,000 of wages. That would be a huge cost reduction.