Providers: Provider offices no longer need to order private vaccine and potentially face being reimbursed less than the actual cost of the vaccine. The assessments for vaccines are paid by the health insurer, so the provider no longer needs to finance vaccine inventory.
Payers: The cost of vaccines procured by the state’s department of health through the CDC VFC contract are significantly lower than privately procured vaccine. Hence, insurers pay less for needed vaccines.
State: Many state vaccine programs are subsidized by federal or state funds and are costly to run and maintain. Universal vaccine programs help remove the financial burden from the state.