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400,000 fewer get insurance through employer

Published On: Apr 11 2013 08:44:08 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 11 2013 08:44:28 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. -

A new report says about 400,000 fewer Wisconsin residents obtained health insurance through an employer than a decade ago.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Thursday the drop comes as fewer employers offer coverage and fewer workers opt to accept it.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report stated the percentage of the state's population under 65 with health benefits fell to an average of about 69 percent for 2010 and 2011 compared with an average of 79 percent for 1999 and 2000.

The national average was 59.5 percent, down from about 70 percent in 1999 and 2000.

The report said about 3.3 million employees and their family members in Wisconsin got health insurance through work in 2011, compared with 3.7 million in 2000.

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