Study Finds Drop in Work-Based Coverage in California
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation study released last week found that 53% of Californians had employer-sponsored health insurance in 2011, down from 62% of state residents in 2000. During the same period, the percentage of private-sector companies in the state offering health benefits declined from 57% to 52%. Meanwhile, annual family coverage premiums increased by 146% over the same time period.
- "Fewer Californians Get Health Insurance at Work as Premiums Rise" (Terhune, "Money & Co.," Los Angeles Times, 4/11).