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13 April 2004

Workers Receiving Employer-Provided Health Insurance

This report uses US survey data to examine which workers receive employer-provided health insurance and which do not. It shows that while most workers have health insurance in their own name, less than two adults in five have health insurance fully paid by their own employer. It highlights that women are less likely than men to have employer-provided health insurance in their own name, and Latinos are less likely than other racial or ethnic groups. According to the authors, employer-provided health insurance is a rarity for young adults. They also show that low-wage workers and workers in small firms are far less likely to have employer-provided health insurance in their own name.

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Heather Boushey, Joseph Wright

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