More Workers Opting out of Health Plans

A new study from the Employment Benefit Research Institute finds that 55.8 percent of employees were getting health insurance directly from their employer as of April 2011, the most recent data available. That’s a nearly 5 percentage point drop from December 2007, when the economy first went into recession. Early research shows that the number

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Health Care Updates

  US Spending On Healthcare Blamed On Higher Prices. Politico  (5/3, Smith) reports, “The United States spends more on health care than 12 other industrialized countries, a new Commonwealth Fund study finds – but that doesn’t mean this country’s care is any better.” At a per capita cost of “nearly $8,000” the report found that

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Health Care Updates

House GOP Report Says ACA Gives Employers Inventive To End Coverage. The “Healthwatch” blog of The Hill  (5/2, Baker) reports House Republicans on the Ways and Means Committee said that the healthcare reform law “gives the country’s biggest businesses a strong incentive to quit offering healthcare benefits” because they “would save billions of dollars.” However,

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