The share of Americans who get health benefits through work dropped to 60% in 2011, continuing a decade-long slide that highlights the challenges facing President Barack Obama’s insurance overhaul.
U.S. employers provided coverage for 159 million people in 2011, 12 million fewer than in 2000, according to a study released last week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The report blames the decline on the total number of jobs available as well as insurance premiums that have more than doubled in some cases.
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