Although most Americans still get their health coverage through their jobs, new research from the Employee Benefit Research Institute shows that fewer workers have access to this benefit.
“Since 2002, the percentage of American workers with health coverage has fallen, mostly because fewer workers have access to coverage through their jobs,” says Paul Fronstin, author of the report and director of EBRI’s health and education program. “Fewer employers are offering the benefit, fewer workers are eligible for it and fewer workers are taking advantage of the benefit when it is offered, largely due to cost.”
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