Sunday, March 18, 2012

Employer-provided health insurance fading

When I hired my first employee in 1979 I got a health insurance policy for her and for me.  Didn't even think about the cost.  It really was quite modest.  That was the norm.  Employers provide health insurance for employees - with no employee contribution to the cost.  That of course changed.  Well the big trend - as labor grows weaker - is for fewer and fewer employers to provide that benefit.  It is down to half now.  Another reason we need the Affordable Care Act - and why we should expand Medicare - to cover the entire population.  For details follow the links below.  - GWC
 source: National Institute for Health Care Reform
h/t Kevin Drum, Mother Jones

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