Health Coverage Dropping Among Small Companies

Law360, New York (September 27, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Health-insurance coverage by U.S. employers has dropped in the past half-decade, driven down by the increasing share of small companies that balk at rapidly rising premiums, according to a study released this week.

Employers remain the principal source of health insurance in the United States, providing health benefits for over 155 million non-elderly people, the Kaiser Family Foundation said in its highly respected annual report on employer health benefits.

Most workers are offered health coverage at work, and the vast majority of workers who are offered...
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