This graph is based on the work of Elise Gould at EPI, whose February Report, A decade of declines in employer-sponsored health insurance coverage, documents the continued decline of job-based health care by sector, by demographic, and by state. The rate of coverage here is for the population under 65, so includes not just workers but family members covered by their plans. The decline reflects some decline in the rate at which health care is offered at work, but (more importantly for this era) the rate at which workers take-up coverage–especially family coverage. Indeed, much of the decline in coverage shown here represents the movement of kids from job-based plans to public (SCHIP) plans because workers cannot afford the option of family coverage.
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