Job-Based Health Coverage Remains Precarious…

February 2006
Journal of Financial Planning;Feb2006, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p15
Academic Journal
The article presents a variety of statistics related to the health care insurance coverage of U.S. workers. Sixty percent of employers offered health insurance in 2005. It is noted that workers who were offered health benefits increased slightly between 1997 and 2000. 46 percent of workers in 2002 whose employer did not offer health benefits were uninsured.


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