California Newspapers Examine Decline in Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance
Several newspapers on Thursday published articles addressing a report that found 60% of U.S. businesses offered employer-sponsored health insurance to workers in 2005, compared with 69% in 2000 and 66% in 2003. The articles also addressed the effects of the decline on California businesses and workers. Headlines appear below.
- Los Angeles Daily News, "Health Plans Zapped Many Uninsured as Employers Slash Coverage" (Hopkins, Los Angeles Daily News, 9/15).
Sacramento Bee, "Fewer Small Firms Offer Health Plans" (Osterman, Sacramento Bee, 9/15).
San Diego Union-Tribune, "Fewer Small Companies Offering Health Benefits" (Skidmore, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9/15).
San Jose Mercury News, "Health Plan Costs Inflict Pain" (Schwanhausser/Sweeting, San Jose Mercury News, 9/15).
- Stockton Record, "Health Premiums Soar 73% Over Five Years" (Goldeen, Stockton Record, 9/15).